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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



Seventy-Seventh 

Annual Report 

OF THE 

Town of Swampscott, Mass. 

For the Year Ending December 31 

1928 




DESCHAMPS BROTHERS 
SALEM, MASS. 
1929 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 

Seventy- Seventh 

Annual Report 

OF THE 

Town of Swampscott, Mass. 

For the Year Ending December 31 

1928 




DESCHAMPS BROTHERS 
SALEM. MASS. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Elected Town Officers, 1928 



Selectmen 

Howard K. Glidden, Chairman 
R. Wyer Greene Daniel F. Knowlton 

Moderator 
Kendall A. Sanderson 

Town Clerk and Collector of Taxes 

Ralph D. Merritt 

Town Treasurer 

James W. Libby 

Water and Sewerage Commissioners 

George D. R. Durkee, Chairman 
Term expires 1931 
Harold G. Enholm Charles E. Hodgdon 

Term expires 1929 Term expires 1930 

Assessors 
Edward A. Maxfield, Chairman 
Term expires 1929 
Clarence B. Humphrey John B. Earp, Secretary 

Term expires 1930 Term expires 1931 

Park Commissioners 
Archibald Miller, Chairman 
Term expires 1930 
Stuart P. Ellis, Secretary Everett P. Mudge 

Term expires 1929 Term expires 1931 

School Committee 
George E. Mitchell, Chairman Marion D. Burdett 

Arthur M. Wyman, elected to fill vacancy 
Terms expire 1929 
Beatrice Wadleigh, Secretary Rev. John Vannevar, D.D. 

Term expires 1930 Term expires 1931 

Charles W. Hobbs, died July 27, 1928 

Trustees of Public Library 

F. Keeler Rice, Chairman, resigned Aug. 21, 1928 
Dr. Gustavus J. Esselen, Jr., Chairman, elected to fill vacancy 
Term expires 1929 
Louise C. Stanley Elihu Thomson 

Term expires 1929 Term expires 1931 

Board of Public Welfare 
Joseph F. Crowell, Chairman 
Term expires 1931 
Edmund Russell, Secretary Harry E. Cahoon 

Term expires 1930 Term expires 1929 

Board of Health 
Dr. Loring Grimes, Chairman 
Term expires 1929 
John B. Cahoon Harold H. Bartol 

Term expires 1930 Term expires 1931 



1928] 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 



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Surveyor of Highways 

Michael J. Ryan 
Term expires 1930 

Tree Warden 

Everett P. Mudge 

Constables 

Frank H. Bradford George J. Place Willis E. Shephard 

Commissioners of Trust Funds 
Henry S. Baldwin James W. Libby 

Term expires 1930 Term expires 1929 



TOWN MEETING MEMBERS 



Precinct One 

Term Expires 



G. Edwin Allen 351 Essex street 1931 
James W. Buchanan 69 Cherry street 1929 
Michael J. Cogswell 2 Eliot road 1930 
Ernest Corrado 33 Crescent street 1929 
John E. Cunningham Windsor avenue 1930 
Ralph J. Curtis 24 Bristol avenue 1931 
Charles S. Doughty 41 Roy street 1929 
George D. R. Durkee 4 Upland road 1929 

H. Allen Durkee 2 Essex terrace 1929 
William F. Healy ' 32 Bristol avenue 1930 
Robert B. Hegarty 350 Essex street 1931 
John A. Herbin 346 Essex street 1931 
Andrew B. Holmes 86 Cherry street 1929 
Alfred B. Jones 102 Essex street 1931 
Arthur Levesque 335 Essex street 1930 
Arthur Morley 26 Minerva street 1930 
Everett P. Mudge 69 Cherry street 1931 
Leon F. Ximiness 99 Windsor avenue 1930 

Precinct Two 

Joseph B. Abbott 14 Suffolk avenue 1929 

Harold H. Bartol 48 Beach avenue 1931 

James D. Bentley 15 Beach avenue 1931 

Carl J. Berry 39 Essex avenue 1930 

Charles W. Burrill 34 Maple avenue 1929 

Alfred Ellis 84 Stetson avenue 1931 

James F. Etter 54 Stetson avenue 1929 

Albert F. Fanning 88 Stetson avenue 1930 

Elmer Forrest 75 Essex street 1929 

Roy H. Frye 2 Valley road 1930 

Thomas Handley 95 Stetson avenue 1930 

Charles F. Hathaway 257 Burrill street 1931 

John A. Holmes 8 Essex avenue 1931 

Francis H. Humphreys 35 Pitman road 1931 

Fred A. McKennon 47 Beach avenue 1930 

Martin E. Nies 56 Beach avenue 1930 

Everett C. Sinclair 74 Franklin avenue 1929 

Harry W. Stanley 72 Franklin avenue 1929 



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[Dec. 31 




Precinct Three 




LeRoy S. Austin 


63 


Pine street 




Frank I. Bickford 


137 


Burrill street 


ioti 

lyo I 


Ralph E. Bicknell 


79 


Burrill street 


1 Q31 
i yo 1 


Ernest C. Blanchard 


94 


Pine street 


1 Q^O 


Chester A. Brown 


17 


Middlesex avenue 


1 yo\) 


Chester P. Brown 


176 


Burrill street 


1 Q9Q 

lycy 


Charles V. Burgess 


15 


Boynton street 


i o?n 

lyov 


James A. Cook 


165 


Burrill street 


Lyo\J 


Willis B. Cressey 


140 


Burrill street 


1 Q9Q 

lyCy 


Clarence M. Finch 


22 


Thomas road 


1 Q9Q 
lycy 


George H. Gray 


8 


Humphrey street 


1 090 
lycy 


Loring Grimes 


84 


Humphrev street 


1 yol 


William E. Henry 


195 


Burrill street 


1 090 
lycy 


George H. Knowlton 


164 


Burrill street 


1Q11 
lyo 1 


Harry M. Lowd 


90 


Burrill street 


1 0^1 
lyo I 


Edmund Russell 


189 


Burrill street 


1931 


Harrv M. Shannahan 


4 


Ellis terrace 


1929 


Harry A. Tirrell 


145 


Burrill street 


1930 




Precinct Four 




Robert E. Blood 


38 


Berkshire street 


1 Q -2 1 

lyo i 


John B. Cahoon 


67 


Middlesex avenue 


1931 

j. yo jl 


Edward E. Call 


60 


Thomas road 


i. yo jl 


Ralph H. Car}' 


33 


Norfolk avenue 


1931 
i yo i 


William G. Fallon 


36 


Andrew road 


1Q30 


John Fisher 


15 


Shaw road 


1930 

x yo\J 


Walter E. Furbush 


18 


Berkshire street 


1031 
lyo 1 


George J. Harvey 


3 


Paton terrace 


1Q?Q 
lycy 


Clarence W. Horton 


36 


Hampden street 


10^1 
lyo 1 


Leon W. Howard 


84 


Middlesex avenue 


1Q?9 

lycy 


John R. Hurlburt 


5 


Ellis road 


lyov 


Daniel F. Knowlton 


22 


Elmwood road 


lyov) 


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25 


Norfolk avenue 


1929 
xycy 


Frank A. Mowatt 


102 


Farragut road 


1930 


William P. Mower 


48 


Middlesex avenue 


1929 


Edward A. Sawyer 


56 


Middlesex avenue 


1929 


Orin L. Smith 


42 


Berkshire street 


1929 


Arthur W. Stubbs 


74 


Paradise road 


1930 




Precinct Five 




Forrest M. Adams 


3 


Sheridan road 


1929 


Henry S. Baldwin 


141 


Elmwood road 


1931 


Paul W. Brickett 


20 


Outlook road 


1930 


Guy N. Chamberlin 


25 


Sheridan road 


1930 


Harold G. Enholm 


4 


Sheridan road 


1930 


Charles S. Goodridge 


34 


Walker road 


1929 


John B. Hadaway 


120 


Elmwood road 


1930 


Charles E. Hodgdon 


95 


Banks road 


1931 


Harry I. Illingworth 


71 


Walker road 


1931 


Albert E. Leadbetter 


21 


Banks road 


. 1929 


George B. Learned 


12 


Banks road 


1929 


Kendall A. Sanderson 


39 


Grant road 


1931 


Charles A. Southworth 


7 


Grant road 


1930 


Edwin W. Tibbetts 


22 


Walker road 


1931 


Edward Tillotson 


60 


Monument avenue 


1930 


George C. Thomas 


15 


Outlook road 


1929 


John Henry Welch 


153 


Elmwood road 


1931 


Mary P. Welch 


153 


Elmwood road 


1929 



1928] ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 5 



Precinct Six 

Charles H. Bangs 293 Humphrey street 1930 

Nathaniel F. Bartlett 253 Humphrey street 1931 

Benjamin B. Blanchard 108 Greenwood avenue 1931 

Philip W. Blood 33 Rockland street 1931 

Eliot A. Bunting 187 Humphrey street 1930 

Warren H. Colby 253 Humphrey street 1929 

Charles B. Edgerly 9 Rose street 1930 

Howard K. Glidden 49 Rockland street 1931 

Horace C. Holden 5 Greenwood avenue 1931 

Clarence B. Humphrey 12 Humphrev terrace 1930 

Eleanor H. Ingelfinger 5 Cliffside " 1929 

Harry D. Linscott 78 Greenwood avenue 1931 

Frank S. Newton 30 Fuller avenue 1929 

Donald Redfern 292 Humphrey street 1929 

Frederick J. Rudd 312 Humphrey street 1929 

Michael J. Ryan 39 King street 1930 

Stanley M. Stocker 15 Lawrence terrace 1930 

Maurice Yozell 10 Bay View avenue 1929 

Precinct Seven 

Joseph Atwood 90 Aspen road 1931 

Philip E. Bessom 20 Aspen road 1931 

Aime H. Bourke 12 Oceanview road 1929 

Abram French 646 Humphrey street 1931 

Rufus W. Greene 78 Millett road 1930 

Walter A. Hall 53 Bay View drive 1930 

*Charles W. Hobbs 444 Humphrey street 

John Homan 69 Oceanview road 1929 

Havelock S. Mader 70 Millett road 1931 

Ralph Maxwell 82 Millett road 1930 

George E. Mitchell 64 Magnolia road 1930 

Raymond E. Nichols 38 Sherwood road 1929 

Eben G. Pedrick 60 Orient court 1929 

James W. Santry 31 Cedar Hill terrace 1931 

Geo. Lloyd Smith Oceanview road 1929 

James C. Soutter 17 Arbutus road 1929 

William H. Sutherland 16 Bond street 1929 

Frank H. Van Blarcom 23 Bay View avenue 1930 

Harry E. Whitten 20 Oceanview road 1930 

Precinct Eight 

Louis M. Atherton Tip Top road 1931 

Edward T. Brown 182 Atlantic avenue 1930 

Charles H. Cunningham 25 Beach Bluff avenue 1930 

Norman S. Dillingham 15 Eulow street 1931 

Stanley D. Forbes 25 Palmer avenue 1930 

George W. Foster 22 Estabrook road 1931 

Frederick A. Hale 48 Crosman avenue 1929 

Wilmot R. Hastings 772 Humphrey street 1929 

Clarence H. Holloway 58 Phillips avenue 1931 

Herbert A. Johnson 8 Palmer avenue 1929 

Walter W. Johnson 8 Palmer avenue 1929 

Norville L. Millmore 34 Bellevue road 1929 

Ralph H. Nutter 21 Mostyn street 1931 

William E. Plummer 150 Atlantic avenue 1930 

Charles I. Porter 2 Palmer avenue 1930 

Lowell E. Sprague 17 Nason road 1929 

John A. Waldo 5 Beach Bluff avenue 1930 

Arthur M. Wyman 2 Beach Bluff avenue 1931 

* Died Julv 27, 1928. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec 31 



Appointed Town Officers, 1928 



APPOINTED BY BOARD. OF SELECTMEN 

Town Accountant and Secretary of Selectmen 

Horace R. Parker 

Assistant Secretary of Selectmen 

Pearl F. Davis 

Town Counsel 

Harry D. Linscott 

Town Engineer 

Wallace W. Pratt 

Superintendent of Cemetery 

Thomas Handley 

Burial Agent 

Ralph D. Merritt 

Town Weigher 

Mary M. Nies, resigned Dec. 15 

Superintendent of Moth Work and Forest Warden 

Everett P. Mudge 

Building Inspector 

Harry E. Hardy 

Assistant Building Inspector 

Frank L. Burk 

Inspector of Animals 

Dr. Frank B. Stratton 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Charles Walter Burrill 

Agent and Janitor of Town Hall 

L. Herbert Cahoon 

Dog Officer 

Frank H. Bradford 

Fence Viewer 

George H. Doane 

Inspector of Wires 

James A. Cook 

Inspector of Petroleum 

Dr. Gustavus J. Esselen, Jr. 



1928] 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS 



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State Aid Correspondent 

Horace R. Parker 



Board of Registrars 



Frank D. Thurston (D) Chairman 

Term expires 1931 
C. Freeman Shaw (R) 

Term expires 1929 



William J. Lynch (D) 
Term expires 1930 

Ralph D. Merritt, Clerk 
Ex-Officio 



Smoke Inspector 

Harry E. Hardy 

Engineers of Fire Department 

James Warnock, Chairman and Chief of Department 
George B. Learned Benjamin B. Blanchard 

Clarence D. Kendrick, Clerk 

Chief of Police — Keeper of Lockup 
Walter F. Reeves 



Philip A. Blanchard 
Frank H. Bradford 
Ralph H. Burckes 
L. Herbert Cahoon 
Lewis A. Coleman 
Daniel B. Collins 
Francis Delano 
George D. R. Durkee 
George Farnum 
Stanley D. Forbes 
Thomas Handley 
Nathaniel H. Lear 
Bernard B. Kennedy 
Nathaniel R. Martin 
William McNamara 
John Muthe 
Lemuel W. Pickard 
George H. Reed 
Joseph P. Ryan 
Willis E. Shephard 
C. Lee Stover 
Fred A. Taylor 
Herbert E. Wood 



Special Police 

John H. Bryson 
C. Walter Burrill 
Iber L. Chapman 
Patrick S. Cryan 
H. Allen Durkee 
Leonard Flagg 
Berton A. Fogg 
Daniel Griffin 
Leverett T. Holder 
Clarence W. Horton 
Frank Lally 
James W. Libby 
James MacDonald 
Albert McLellan 
James D. Mulligan 
Francisco A. Page 
George J. Place 
Fred J. Rowe 
Timothy J. Ryan 
Simeon J. Strong 
Harry A. Tirrell 
George C. Webster 
William A. Wildes 



Board of Appeals 

Terms expired June 6, 1928 
Maurice Yozell, Chairman Clarence E. Cahill 

George M. Glidden Henry A. Sadler 

James L. Taylor, died Feb. 22 William O. Titcomb 

Horace R. Parker, Clerk 
Terms expire June 6, 1929 
Henry A. Sadler, Chairman, resigned Nov. 29 
Clarence E. Cahill George M. Glidden 

Chas. W. Mowry William O. Titcomb 

Horace R. Parker, Clerk 

Safety Council 

Norville L. Millmore, Chairman 

Walter F. Reeves, Secretary 
Nathaniel F. Bartlett James Warnock 

Frank H. Van Blarcom. resigned June 29 
Harold C. Blaney, resigned August 10 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY MODERATOR 



Finance 



Precinct 


1 


Ralph J. Curtis 


for 3 


years 


Precinct 


2 


Charles F. Hathaway 


for 3 


years 


Precinct 


3 


Chester A. Brown 


for 2 


years 


Precinct 


4 


John R. Hurlburt 


for 2 


years 


Precinct 


5 


Paul W. Brickett 


for 2 


years 


Precinct 


6 


Frederick J. Rudd 


for 1 


year 


Precinct 


7 


Tames W. Santry, Chairman for 3 


years 


Precinct 


8 


John A. Waldo 


for 2 


years 



Fourth of July 

Precinct 1 Alfred B. Jones, Chairman 

Precinct 2 Walter Furbush 

Precinct 3 George H. Knowlton 

Precinct 4 Ralph H. Cary 

Precinct 5 George B. Learned 

Precinct 6 Philip W. Blood 

Precinct 7 Ralph Maxwell 

Precinct 8 Herbert A. Johnson 

High School 

H. Allen Durkee 
John A. Holmes 
Chester A. Brown 
John R. Hurlburt 
Henry S. Baldwin, Chairman 
Eleanor H. Ingelfinger 
Philip E. Bessom 
Precinct 8 Ralph H. Nutter 



Precinct 1 

Precinct 2 

Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 



Purchasing 

Dr. Howard K. Glidden, Chairman 
William E. Plummer Edwin W. Tibbetts 

Frank S. Newton George H. Gray 

Horace R. Parker, Clerk 

Planning Board 

Dr. Howard K. Glidden, Chairman 
Ernest M. Folger Egbert H. Ballard 

Guy N. Chamberlin Robert B. Hegarty 

Horace R. Parker, Clerk 

Assistant Town Clerk 

Nina C. Merritt 



1928] 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK 



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Records of Town Clerk 



WARRANT FOR TOWN MEETING 
Monday, February 20th, 1928 



Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said 
County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott, qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in their respective 
precincts, in said Swampscott, on Monday, the twentieth day of Feb- 
ruary, at 6 A. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz: 

At the close of the election the meeting shall adjourn to Monday, 
February 27, 1928, at 7.30 P. M., at the Town Hall. 

Article 1. To choose a Moderator for one (1) year. 
To choose a Town Clerk for one (1) year. 
To choose three members of the Board of Selectmen for 

one (1) year. 
To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 
To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for three 
(3) years. 

To choose a Collector of Taxes for one (1) year. 
To choose one member of the School Committee for three 
(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Public Welfare for 

three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Health for three (3) 

years. 

To choose one member of the Water and Sewerage Board 

for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Park Commission for three 

(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the Pub- 
lic Library for three (3) years. 

To choose one Tree Warden for one (1) year. 

To choose three Constables for one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of 
Trust Funds for three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of 
Trust Funds for one (1) year. 

To choose six (6) representative town meeting members in 
each precinct for three (3) years: six (6) town meeting 
members in each precinct for two (2) years; six (6) town 
meeting members in each precinct for one (1) year. 

All to be chosen on one ballot. 
Article 2. To hear and act on the reports of town officials, boards 
and committees. 

Article 3. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the 
Town Clerk, members of the Water and Sewerage Board and Custodian 
of Trust Funds for the ensuing year. 

Article 4. To see what action the town will take in relation to 

salaries of town officials for the ensuing year. 



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[Dec. 31 



Article 5. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money, from time to time, 
in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 
1, 1928, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, 
the debt or debts incurred thereby to be paid from the revenue of said 
financial year. 

Article 6. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations not calling for the appropriation of money as con- 
tained in the annual report of the following officers, boards and com- 
mittees: Committee on High School, page 43, and Cemetery Committee, 
page 101. 

Article 7. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations calling for the appropriation, or expenditure of money, 
the creation of a debt, or the disposition of town property as set forth 
in the report of officers, boards, and committees in the annual report 
as follows: Water and Sewerage Board, page 66; Sewer Extension, 
page 70; Police, page 73; Fire Engineers, page 74; Assessors, page 83; 
Surveyor of Highways, page 95; Library, page 96; Cemetery, page 100; 
Board of Health, pages 104-106; Milk Inspector, page 109. 

Article 8. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
appropriation of money for departmental and other expenses as recom- 
mended and set forth on pages 38 and 39 of the annual town report. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law by changing from general residence districts to single resi- 
dence districts the area included in the following streets and the land 
contiguous thereto or in the vicinity thereof, so that said area shall then 
be subject to the provisions of Article 3 of said Zoning By-Law, name- 
ly: Bay View avenue, Greenwood terrace, Fuller avenue, and Forest 
avenue, as petitioned for by Peter O. Larson et als. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By- 
Laws by including both sides of Woodbine avenue, namely, all prop- 
erty abutting on said Woodbine avenue, in the single residence district, 
so-called, shown on the zoning map of the town as Number 3, as 
petitioned for by Weston K. Lewis et als. 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law by changing from a general residence district to a business 
district the area included in the following street and the land con- 
tiguous thereto, or in the vicinity thereof, so that said area shall^ then 
be subject to the provisions of Article 4 of said Zoning By-Law, name- 
ly, on the ocean side of Humphrey street, beginning with the Post 
Office building so-called, to Fisherman's (Blaney) Beach, as petitioned 
for by Kendall A. Sanderson et als. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By- 
Law by changing from a general residence district to a business district 
the premises at 225 Humphrey street, known as "The Wardwell Estate," 
so that said premises shall then be subject to the provisions of Article 
4 of said Zoning By-Law, as petitioned for by Kendall A. Sanderson 
et als. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By- 
Law by creating a district to be known as an apartment house district 
concerning the land in Humphrey street, shown as lot 122, plate 1, on 
Assessors' plan of town of Swampscott, adjoining Richardson's garage 
on the easterly side, subject, however, to the provisions of the Tene- 
ment House Law so-called, as petitioned for by Thomas W. Duncan 
et als. 

Article 14. To see if the town will amend Section 3 of Chapter 2 
of the By-Laws of the town by striking out the same and substituting 
therefor the following: Section 3: the warrant for the town meeting 
shall be served by posting an attested copy thereof at the Town Hall, 
the postoffices, at least one public and conspicuous^ place in each pre- 
cinct in the town, and at or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad 
station in the town, seven days before the day appointed for said 
meeting. 



1928] 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK 



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Article 15. To see if the town will vote to amend Chapter XI, 
Building By-Laws of the town, relating to "roofs," by striking out the 
word "and" in the second line and inserting after the numeral "2" the 
word "and" and the numeral "3," so as to read as follows: "Any roof 
hereafter constructed in Districts 1, 2 and 3 of the town of Swampscott, 
as established by the Zoning By-Law, shall be covered with a fire- 
resistive material such as metal, tile, slate, asbestos shingles, or sur- 
faced asphalt shingles. If asphalt shingles are used, they shall weigh 
not less than 235 pounds per hundred square feet laid, or 74 pounds per 
hundred square feet of material not laid. Whenever twenty-five per 
cent or more of a roof covering is hereafter replaced, the new covering 
shall be one of the fire-resistive materials mentioned above. Whoever 
violates any provision of this By-Law shall be punishable by a fine of 
not more than twenty dollars for each offence." 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to appoint a committee 
to study District 1, as shown on the zoning map, with a view of zoning 
the territory included therein. 

Article 17. To hear the report of the committee on the Palmer 
School matter and to see what action the town will take concerning 
the recommendations contained therein. 

Article 18. To hear and act on the report of the committee ap- 
pointed at the special town meeting held November 8th, 1927, to 
investigate the manner of entrance into the town and the officials 
responsible for the granting of a license or permit to the Lynn Sand 
and Stone Co., for the storage of large quantities of explosives, as 
petitioned for by Martin E. Nies et als. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to transfer to the Emer- 
gency Water Fund the unexpended balance of $1,291.82 in the Barn- 
stable street water main account. 

Article 20. To see if the town will authorize the Water and 
Sewerage Board to sell the land, now owned by the town, on Danvers 
street in Salem, known as Thompson's Meadow. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Water 
and Sewerage Board to extend the lease of the property on New Ocean 
street, now used for garage purposes, to Frank I. Richardson for a 
term of five years. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to lay a water main in 
MacArthur circle, so called, a distance of approximately 180 feet, and 
appropriate or raise money therefor as petitioned for by Leon F. 
Ximiness et als. 

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to improve drainage con- 
ditions connected with or relating to Hawthorne Brook, or what it will 
do in relation thereto, and appropriate or raise money therefor as 
petitioned for by John W. Holden et als. ' 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Water 
and Sewerage Board to do whatever is necessary to improve the drain- 
age conditions on Mapledale place, and appropriate or raise money 
therefor. 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to extend the eastern 
intercepting sewer from Palmer avenue eastward, about 1650 feet, and 
appropriate or raise money therefor, as petitioned for by Charles D. 
C. Moore et als. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to lay a drain to care 
for surface drainage which accumulates on Humphrey street at and 
near the corner of Forest avenue and appropriate or raise money 
therefor. 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to construct a vault at 
the Town Hall and appropriate or raise money for the same. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to sell and convey to Angelina Palleschi the lot located 
in Fairview avenue numbered 45 on Assessors' plan 13, as petitioned 
for by Angelina Palleschi. 



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[Dec. 31 



Article 29. To see if the town will vote to increase the salary 
of the Chief of Police to $2800, and appropriate money therefor. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$1000 for the observance of the Fourth of July. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to place under the con- 
trol of the Park Commission those grass plots at the intersections 
of streets of the town not already under its control, and appropriate 
the sum of $200 for the care of the same. 

Article 32. To see if the town will vote to replace the wood block 
pavement on Humphrey street and Monument square, from the Lynn 
line to a point at the top of the hill near the Post Office, a distance of 
approximately 2000 feet, and appropriate or raise money therefor. 

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to seal coat Atlantic 
avenue and appropriate or raise money therefor. 

Article 34. To see if the town will vote to construct Foster road 
from Burpee road to Tid street, and to appropriate therefor the sum 
of $1200, as petitioned for by Leon F. Ximiness et als. 

Article 35. To see if the town will vote to accept Bay View Drive 
as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928. 

Article 36. To see if the town will accept that part of Hillcrest 
circle not already accepted, as laid out by the Board of Survey and 
appropriate or raise money therefor, as petitioned for by George D. 
R. Durkee et als. 

Article 37. To see if the town will vote to resurface Ocean View 
road from Sargent road, a distance of about 200 feet, easterly, and 
appropriate or raise money therefor. 

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to accept Banks circle, 
as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan 
drawn by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated March, 1926, and 
appropriate or raise money therefor, as petitioned for by John A. 
Potts et als. 

Article 39. To see if the town will vote to accept Lodge road, 
as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with a plan 
drawn by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, and 
appropriate or raise money therefor, as petitioned for by Donato 
Pagano et als. 

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to accept Bates road, as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, and appro- 
priate or raise money therefor as petitioned for by Donato Pagano et als. 

Article 41. To see if the town will vote to accept Kensington 
Lane, a distance of 700 feet, beginning at Glen road and then continuing 
to Northern avenue, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance 
with a plan drawn by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 
1928, and appropriate or raise money for resurfacing the same as 
petitioned for by Ernest M. Folger et als. 

Article 42. To see if the town will vote to accept Northern ave- 
nue as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan 
drawn by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, and 
appropriate or raise money for surfacing the same as petitioned for 
by Ernest M. Folger et als. 

Article 43. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the appropriation or raising of money for permanent street construction. 

Article 44. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Select- 
men to take by eminent domain for the purpose of widening Blaney 
street, a strip of land at the southeast corner of Humphrey street and 
Blaney street in said Swampscott. containing about 70 square feet and 
appropriate money therefor. 

Article 45. To see if the town will vote to take such action as 
is necessary to improve the surface drainage conditions in Oceanview. 
and appropriate or raise money therefor. 



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Article 46. To appropriate and raise by borrowing under any- 
general or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or 
otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any 
or all of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

The polls will be closed at 6 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public 
and conspicuous places in the town, seven days before the day ap- 
pointed for said meeting. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meet- 
ing as aforesaid, 
(seal) 

Given under our hands this twentieth day of January, in the 
year 1928. 

A true copy: Attest: 

JAMES W. SANTRY, 
PHILIP W. BLOOD, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 
Constable. 



RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, and three other public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott, on Thursday, February 9, 1928, the posting of 
said notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
February 20, 1928 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant the voters of Swampscott 
assembled at the voting places in the several precincts and were called 
to order at 6 o'clock A. M. by the presiding officer, the warrant calling 
the meeting with the return thereon was read by the Clerk in each 
precinct. 

The following were appointed precinct officers and qualified for 
same: 

Precinct 1. Warden, Edward H. Jordan; Clerk, Lewis A. Cole- 
man; Inspectors, Forrest D. Greene, William H. Dow; Tellers, Frank- 
lin H. Keating, Nathaniel J. Lunt, Addie F. Nelson, Charles A. Bryson. 

Precinct 2. Warden, Harry E. Cahoon; Clerk, Leon D. Monty; 
Inspectors, William P. Norcross, John H. Burns; Tellers, Alexander 
Wallace, Philip Leawood, Albert E. Devitt, Daniel J. Myers. 

Precinct 3. Warden, George F. Clay; Clerk, Albert Stone; In- 
spectors, Charles E. Melzard, Stuart P. Ellis; Tellers, Chester Lowe, 
Charles E. Watts, Robert L. Douglass, William O. Titcomb. 

Precinct 4. Warden, Louis N. Crocker; Clerk, Charles E. Souther; 
Inspectors, James W. Robertson, Howard L. Hamill; Tellers, Clara 
S. Young, Elsie M. Stiles, Donald S. Sawyer, Warren P. Melzard. 

Precinct 5. Warden, Albert Enholm; Clerk, Raymond H. Owens; 
Inspectors, Irving A. Curtis, W. Lawrence Kehoe; Tellers, John T. 
Morrison, Ernest Thing, Winnifred G. Jacobs, James E. McCarty. 

Precinct 6. Warden, Herman E. Story; Clerk, Timothy J. Ryan; 
Inspectors, Arthur C. Eaton, Frederick J. Rowe; Tellers, John T. Mer- 
chant, Max P. Codwise, Joseph G. Reed, Harry G. Hutchinson. 



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[Dec. 31 



Precinct 7. Warden, Henry J. Butt; Clerk, James D. Mulligan; 
Inspectors, Walter Lofmark, Charles J. Dolan; Tellers, Charles L. 
Martin, Albert Winkpaw, William P. Bergin, Helen E. Peach. 

Precinct 8. Warden, William C. Chatman; Clerk, William C. Hill; 
Inspectors, James S. Kennedy, Ellen Q. Lynch; Tellers, Frank H. 
Sonigan, Leo P. Capronia, Louisa A. Miller, Olive E. Flagg. 

The polls were opened at 6 o'clock A. M., the count starting at 1 
o'clock P. M. The ballot boxes registered correctly and the checks on 
the voting lists were the same as the number of ballots cast. 

There were cast in Precinct 1, 292; Precinct 2, 285; Precinct 3, 240; 



Precinct 4, 238; Precinct 5, 266; 
cinct 8, 259; total vote, 2139. 

For Moderator: 
Precincts 
Kendall A. Sanderson, elected 
Blanks 

For Town Clerk: 
Ralph D. Merritt, elected 
Blanks 

For Selectmen: 
Howard K. Glidden, elected 
R. Wyer Greene, elected 
Daniel F. Knowlton, elected 
John R. Hurlburt 
George E. Devitt 
Joseph B. Abbott 
Edwin M. Gerould 
Blanks 

For Treasurer: 
James W. Libby, elected 
Blanks 

For Assessor, for three years 
John B. Earp, elected 
Clarence B. Delano 
Blanks 

Collector of Taxes: 
Ralph D. Merritt, elected 
Blanks 



Precinct 6, 293; Precinct 7, 266; Pre- 



1 

173 
119 

199 
93 

97 

71 
186 

45 
154 
191 

22 
110 



2 

196 
89 

219 
66 

163 
147 
144 
116 
113 
103 
22 
47 



3 4 5 6 
173 200 223 216 
67 38 43 77 



200 210 235 
40 28 31 



155 
134 
137 
92 
83 
84 
16 
19 



166 201 
135 183 



122 
120 
62 
64 
10 
35 



119 
136 
44 
49 
18 
48 



231 

62 

247 
198 
128 
129 
72 
43 
19 
43 



7 

182 
84 

203 
63 

167 
134 
140 
97 
114 
56 
21 
69 



8 

212 
47 

215 
44 

172 
142 
127 
127 
54 
61 
35 
59 



Tot. 
1575 
564 

1712 
427 

1368 
1144 
1103 
862 
696 
651 
163 
430 



186 229 
106 56 



200 212 239 
40 26 27 



253 214 226 1759 
40 52 33 380 



100 
119 
73 

201 
91 



164 
99 
22 



103 
126 
11 



229 205 
56 35 



For School Committee, for three years: 



John Vannevar, elected 
Gustavus J. Esselen, Jr. 
Blanks 

Board of Public Welfare, 
Joseph F. Crowell, elected 
Blanks 



for 



132 145 114 
82 101 99 
78 39 27 
three years: 
172 213 189 
120 72 



51 



156 
65 
17 

208 
30 

127 
94 
17 

191 
47 



163 
88 
15 



136 
142 
15 



239 245 
27 48 



118 
115 

33 

206 
60 



136 138 79 
115 133 151 
15 22 36 



231 
35 



231 
52 



241 
60 



134 
95 
30 

234 
25 

82 
157 
20 

206 
47 



Board of Health, for three years: 



Harold H. Bartol, elected 184 210 189 192 232 227 

Blanks 108 75 51 46 34 66 

Water and Sewerage Board, for three years: 
George D. R. Durkee, elected 170 204 155 185 
Blanks 122 81 

Park Commissioner, for three years: 
Everett P. Mudge, elected 211 225 

Blanks 81 60 

Trustee Public Library, for three years: 



85 53 

195 203 
45 35 



229 202 
37 91 



194 217 
72 42 

177 209 
89 50 



241 

25 



237 200 227 

56 66 32 



Elihu Thomson, elected 188 220 

Blanks 104 65 

For Tree Warden: 

Everett P. Mudge, elected 202 222 

Blanks 90 63 

For Constables 

Willis E. Shephard, elected 167 

Frank H. Bradford, elected 166 



205 
212 



194 
46 

194 
46 

183 
180 



206 239 
32 27 



237 
56 



192 228 
74 31 



201 236 231 
37 30 62 



197 

69 



221 
38 



185 213 232 213 213 
180 210 221 179 209 



1074 
849 
216 

1767 
372 

953 
932 
254 

1655 
484 

1645 
494 

1531 
608 

1739 
400 

1704 
435 

1704 
435 

1611 
1557 



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15 



1 2 3 4 5 
161 202 169 184 203 
382 236 188 165 172 
for one year: 

2 

3 3 
292 285 237 233 
for three years: 
3 

2 

113 6 
292 284 239 233 257 
Members, Precinct 1 



8 
258 



Precincts 
George J. Place, elected 
Blanks 

Commissioner of Trust Funds, 
James W. Libby, elected 
Scattering 
Blanks 

Commissioner of Trust Funds, 
Henry S. Baldwin, elected 
Elihu Thomson 
Scattering 
Blanks 

Town Meeting 

G. Edwin Allen, elected 
Ralph J. Curtis, elected 
Robert B. Hegarty, elected 
John A. Herbin, elected 
Alfred B. Jones, elected 
Everett P. Mudge, elected 
Leon F. Ximiness, elected 
Michael J. Cogswell, elected 
William F. Healy, elected 
John E. Cunningham, elected 
Arthur Levesque, elected 
Arthur Morley, elected 
Andrew B. Holmes, elected 
George D. R. Durkee, elected 
Charles S. Doughty, elected 
James W. Buchanan, elected 
Ernest Corrado, elected 

H. Allen Durkee, elected 
Kenneth H. Berry 
Hulbert C. Griffin 
Bertha J. Patten 
Henry J. Sadler 
Clara H. Berry 
Esther A. Friedman 
Samuel B. Friedman 
Annie M. Doughty 
Blanks 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 2 

Harold H. Bartol, elected 
James D. Bentley, elected 
Alfred Ellis, elected 
Charles F. Hathaway, elected 
John A. Holmes, elected 
Francis H. Humphreys, elected 
Carl J. Berry, elected 
Thomas Handley, elected 
Fred A. McKennon, elected 
Roy H. Frye, elected 
Albert F. Fanning, elected 
Martin E. Nies, elected 
Harry W. Stanley, elected 
Joseph B. Abbott, elected 
Elmer Forest, elected 
Everett C. Sinclair, elected 
James F. Etter, elected 
Charles W. Burrill, elected 
Wilbur W. Hendrick 
Arthur V. Watson 
Grover C. Hambrecht 
Blanks 



6 7 8 Tot. 
212 170 209 1510 
214 236 146 1739 



1 5 

292 261 



2 

5 25 
254 2112 



3 
2 

1 5 1 18 
292 261 258 2116 



185 for 

169 for 

166 for 

154 for 

158 for 

156 for 

143 for 

135 for 

135 for 

130 for 

133 for 

139 for 

127 for 

126 for 

113 for 

106 for 

106 for 

105 for 
103 
103 
102 
101 

94 

96 

88 

85 
1997 



3 years 
3 years 
3 years 
3 years 
3 years 
3 years 
2 years 
2 years 
2 years 
2 years 
2 years 
2 years 
1 year 
1 year 
1 year 
1 year 
1 year 
1 year 



207 


for 3 


years 


205 


for 3 


years 


200 


for 3 


years 


189 


for 3 


years 


182 


for 3 


years 


179 


for 3 


years 


174 


for 2 


years 


172 


for 2 


years 


165 


for 2 


years 


165 


for 2 


years 


164 


for 2 


years 


164 


for 2 


years 


156 


for 1 


year 


155 


for 1 


year 


155 


for 1 


year 


146 


for 1 


year 


152 


for 1 


year 


149 


for 1 


year 


142 






137 






125 






1647 







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[Dec. 31 



Town Meeting Members, Precinct 3 

Frank I. Bickford, elected 
Ralph E. Bicknell, elected 
Loring Grimes, elected 
Harry M. Lowd, elected 
Edmund Russell, elected 
George H. Knowlton, elected 
Leroy S. Austin, elected 
Ernest C. Blanchard, elected 
Chester A. Brown, elected 
Charles V. Burgess, elected 
James A. Cook, elected 
Harry A. Tirrell, elected 
George H. Gray, elected 
Chester P. Brown, elected 
Willis B. Cressy, elected 
Clarence M. Finch, elected 
William E. Henry, elected 
Harry M. Shanahan, elected 
John A. Carroll 
Toseph G. Clancv 
Blanks 



179 


for 3 


years 


188 


for 3 


years 


188 


for 3 


years 


178 


for 3 


years 


171 


for 3 


years 


162 


for 3 


years 


157 


for 2 


years 


157 


for 2 


years 


157 


for 2 


years 


160 


for 2 


years 


158 


for 2 


years 


156 


for 2 


years 


155 


for 1 


year 


148 


for 1 


year 


147 


for 1 


year 


143 


for 1 


year 


136 


for 1 


year' 


107 


for 1 


year 


94 






71 






1308 







Town Meeting Members, Precinct 4 

Robert E. Blood, elected 
John B. Cahoon, elected 
Ralph H. Cary, elected 
Edward E. Call, elected 
Walter E. Furbush, elected 
Clarence W. Horton, elected 
John R. Hurlburt, elected 
Daniel F. Knowlton, elected 
Frank A. Mowatt, elected 
William G. Fallon, elected 
John Fisher, elected 
Arthur W. Stubbs, elected 
George J. Harvey, elected 
Robert C. Mansfield, elected 
Leon W. Howard, elected 
William P. Mower, elected 
Orin L. Smith, elected 
Beatrice Wadleigh, elected 
Edward A. Sawyer, elected 
Mervin J. Davis 
James R. Maddock 
John B. Quinn 
Blanks 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 

Henry S. Baldwin, elected 
Charles E. Hodgdon, elected 
Kendall A. Sanderson, elected 
Harry I. Illingworth, elected 
Edwin W. Tibbetts, elected 
John Henry Welch, elected 
Charles A. Southworth, elected 
Edward Tillotson, elected 
John B. Hadaway, elected 
Harold B. Enholm, elected 
Paul W. Brickett, elected 
Guy N. Chamberlin, elected 
George B. Learned, elected 



184 


for 3 


years 


167 


for 3 


years 


167 


for 3 


years 


164 


for 3 


years 


163 


for 3 


years 


164 


for 3 


years 


162 


for 2 


years 


161 


for 2 


years 


153 


for 2 


years 


150 


for 2 


years 


146 


for 2 


years 


147 


for 2 


years 


145 


for 1 


year 


145 


for 1 


year 


138 


for 1 


year 


143 


for 1 


year 


tie 128 


for 1 


year 


vote 128 


for 1 


year 


133 


for 1 


year 


122 






127 






94 






1053 







198 
196 
201 
191 
191 
191 
189 
189 
185 
184 
182 
162 
159 



for 
for 
for 
for 
for 
for 
for 
for 
for 
for 
for 
for 
for 



years 
years 
years 
years 
years 
years 
years 
years 
years 
years 
years 
years 
year 



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17 



George C. Holmes, elected 


1 in 

159 


tor 1 


year 


Mary Jr. Welch, elected 


155 


for 1 


year 


A11_ a T 11 , , t i 1 

Albert E. Leadbetter, elected 


157 


for 1 


vear 


rorrest M. Adams, elected 


I5l 


for 1 


year 


Charles S. Goodridge, elected 


1 A C 

145 


tor 1 


year 


George H. Lucey 


135 






George M. Glidden 


lib 






Lillian E. Baldwin 


125 






Philip H. Stafford 


120 






Edward J. Garity 


79 






Edward W. Hannon 


74 






Blanks 


944 







Town Meeting Members, Precinct 6 



Howard K. Glidden, elected 
Horace C. Holden, elected 


230 


for 3 


years 


215 


for 3 


years 


Harry D. Linscott, elected 
Benjamin B. Blanchard, elected 


204 


for 3 


years 


204 


for 3 


years 


Philip W. Blood, elected 


204 


for 3 


years 


Nathaniel F. Bartlett, elected 


203 


for 3 


years 


Charles H. Bangs, elected 


200 


for 2 


years 


Stanley M. Stocker, elected 


200 


for 2 


years 


Clarence B. Humphrey, elected 


191 


for 2 


years 


Elliott A. Bunting, elected 


183 


for 2 


years 


Michael J. Ryan, elected 
Charles B. Edgerly, elected 


178 


for 2 


years 


171 


for 2 


years 


Warren H. Colby, elected 


167 


for 1 


year 


Frank S. Newton, elected 


166 


for 1 


year 


Donald Redfern, elected 


163 


for 1 


year 


Eleanor H. Ingelfinger, elected 
Frederick J. Rudd, elected 


156 


for 1 


year 


159 


for 1 


year 


Maurice Yozell, elected 


159 


for 1 


year 


Edmund A. Whiting 


149 




Sidney E. Bailey 


146 






Thomas M. Noonan 


132 






Ernest B. Frye 


126 






Blanks 


1368 







Town Meeting Members, Precinct 7 

James W. Santry, elected 
Philip E. Bessom, elected 
Joseph Atwood, elected 
Havelock S. Mader, elected 
Charles W. Hobbs, elected 
Abram French, elected 
R. Wyer Greene, elected 
Harry E. Whitten, elected 
Frank H. VanBlarcom, elected 
Ralph Maxwell, elected 
Walter A. Hall, elected 
George E. Mitchell, elected 
William H. Sutherland, elected 
Aime H. Bourke, elected 
John Homan, elected 
Eben G. Pedrick, elected 
Raymond E. Nichols, elected 
James C. Soutter, elected 
John A. Finnegan 
George L. Smith 
Edward A. Terhune, Jr. 
Blanks 



169 


for 3 


years 


169 


for 3 


years 


158 


for 3 


years 


154 


for 3 


years 


156 


for 3 


years 


151 


for 3 


years 


149 


for 2 


years 


143 


for 2 


years 


142 


for 2 


years 


141 


for 2 


years 


139 


for 2 


years 


134 


for 2 


years 


132 


for 1 


year 


131 


for 1 


year 


130 


for 1 


year 


130 


for 1 


year 


129 


for 1 


year 


129 


for 1 


year 


122 






118 






114 






1848 







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[Dec. 31 



Town Meeting Members, Precinct 8 

Louis M. Atherton, elected 
Arthur W. Wyman, elected 
Clarence H. Holloway, elected 
George W. Foster, elected 
Norman S. Dillingham, elected 
Ralph H. Nutter, elected 
Charles I. Porter, elected 
John A. Waldo, elected 
William E. Plummer, elected 
Charles H. Cunningham, elected 
Edward T. Brown, elected 
Stanley D. Forbes, elected 
Herbert A. Johnson, elected 
Walter W. Johnson, elected 
Wilmot R. Hastings, elected 
Frederick A. Hale, elected 
Norville L. Milmore, elected 
Lowell E. Sprague, elected 
Blanche E. Doyle 
Charles D. C. Moore 
Samuel B. Groom 
Clarence E. Cahill 
Charles E. Magrane 
Fred T. J. McNamara 
Frank M. Bell 
Thomas J. Minton 
Blanks 

Adjourned to Monday, February 27, 1928, at 7.30 P. M. at the 
Town Hall. 

Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



186 


for 


3 


years 


184 


for 3 


years 


169 


for 3 


years 


165 


for 3 


years 


164 


for 3 


years 


161 


for 


3 


years 


158 


for 


2 


years 


155 


for 2 


years 


151 


for 2 


years 


150 


for 2 


years 


147 


for 2 


years 


145 


for 2 


years 


144 


for 


1 


year 


139 


for 


1 


year 


138 


for 


1 


year 


134 


for 


1 


year 


127 


for 


1 


year 


127 


for 


1 


year 


126 






120 








117 








120 








114 








110 








102 








102 








1007 









FINANCE COMMITTEE NAMED 

February 20, 1928. 
Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator, appointed the following citizens 
from the several precincts, in the town, to be members of the Finance 
Committee, each for the numbers of years set after his name. 



Precinct 
Precinct 
Precinct 
Precinct 
Precinct 
Precinct 
Precinct 
Precinct 8 
Attest: 



G. Edwin Allen for 3 years 

Charles F. Hathaway for 3 years 

Chester A. Brown for 2 years 

John R. Hurlburt for 2 years 

Paul W. Brickett for 2 years 

Frederick J. Rudd for 1 year 

James W. Santry for 3 years 

Stanley D. Forbes for 2 years 



RALPH D. 



MERRITT, 
Town Clerk. 



February 21, 1928. 
Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator, appointed Ralph J. Curtis from 
Precinct 1, to be a member of the Finance Committee, for three years, 
in place of G. Edwin Allen, who resigned from said committee. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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19 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
February 27, 1928 

In accordance with the adjournment of February 20, 1928, the 
voters were called to order by Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator, at 
7.30 P. M., the necessary quorum being present. 

Voted to dispense with the reading of records of last meeting. 

Article 2, be taken up with Article 7. 

The report of the Finance Committee was read by James W. 
Santry, Chairman. 

Voted, Article 3. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, as follows: to require of the Town 
Clerk a bond of $1,000; each member of the Water and Sewerage Board 
a bond of $6,000, and Custodian of Trust Funds $10,000. 

Voted, Article 5. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen be and 
hereby is authorized to borrow money from time to time in anticipa- 
tion of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 1, 1928, to 
an amount not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of five hundred 
thousand dollars ($500,000), and to issue a note or notes therefor, pay- 
able within one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be 
paid from the revenue of said financial year. (Unanimous). 

Voted, Article 6. That a committee consisting of one member 
from each precinct, together with the School Committee, be appointed 
to make an investigation of the needs of the town with respect to the 
High School and report to the town at a subsequent town meeting. 

The report of the Cemetery Committee was read by Henry S. 
Baldwin, Chairman. 

Voted, that the report of the Cemetery Committee be accepted 
and adopted. 

That Articles 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 be taken up together. 

Voted, that notice of proposed change in the Zoning By-Laws of 
the Town of Swampscott, as petitioned for in Articles 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 
of the warrant for this annual town meeting be published three times 
by the Town Clerk in a daily newspaper published in the city of Lynn 
and having a circulation in this town, the last publication to be at least 
one day before the date to which this meeting shall be adjourned, and 
that objectors thereto be notified that they may appear and be heard 
at said adjourned Town Meeting and that notice be sent by mail by 
the Town Clerk to all abutters all in order that reasonable notice shall 
be given all interested parties, as provided for in General Laws, Chap- 
ter 40, Section 30, as amended by Acts 1926, Chapter 216. 

That the Board of Appeals of the town be requested to present to 
said meeting a report setting forth its opinion as to the advisability of 
said proposed change in said By-Laws. That further action on this 
article be deferred until the adjourned Town Meeting. 

Voted, Article 14. To amend Section 3 of Chapter 2 of the By- 
Laws of the town by striking out the same and substituting therefor 
the following: 

"Section 3. The warrant for the town meeting shall be served by 
posting an attested copy thereof at the Town Hall, the post offices, at 
least one public and conspicuous place in each precinct in the town, 
and at or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town, 
seven days before the day appointed for said meeting." (Unanimous). 

Voted, Article 16. That a committee consisting of John E. Cun- 
ningham, Arthur Morley and Andrew B. Holmes, together with the 
Board of Appeals, study District 1 as shown on the Zoning map, with 
a view of zoning the territory therein. 

Article 17. Report of the committee on the Palmer School matter 
referred to the Finance Committee. 

Article 18. Report of committee under this article referred to the 
Finance Committee. 



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Articles 19 to 46, inclusive, referred to the Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 15. To amend Chapter XI, Building By-Laws of 
the town, relating to "roofs," by striking out the word "and" in the „ 
second line and inserting after the numeral "2" the word "and" and 
the numeral "3" so as to read as follows: 

"Any roof hereafter constructed in Districts 1, 2 and 3 of the town 
of Swampscott, as established by the Zoning By-Law, shall be covered 
with a fire resistive material such as metal, tile, slate, asbestos shingles, 
or surfaced asphalt shingles. If asphalt shingles are used, they shall 
weigh not less than 235 pounds per hundred square /feet laid or 74 
pounds per hundred square feet of material not laid. Whenever twenty- 
five per cent or more of a roof covering is hereafter replaced, the new 
covering shall be one of the fire resistive materials mentioned above. 
Whoever violates any provision of this By-Law shall be punishable by 
a fine of not more than twenty dollars for each offence." (Unanimous). 

Voted, that when we adjourn it be to Tuesday evening, April 3, 
1928, at 7.30 P. M. 

Voted to adjourn at 8.40 P. M. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



ADDED TO FINANCE COMMITTEE 

February 27, 1928. 
John A. Waldo, 5 Beach Bluff avenue, Precinct 8, appointed a 
member of the Finance Committee for 2 years, by Kendall A. Sander- 
son, Moderator, to take the place of Stanley D. Forbes, who resigned 
from said committee. 

Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



PRECINCT 4 MEMBER 

March 5, 1928. 

At a special meeting of the Town Meeting Members, Precinct 4, 
Orin L. Smith was elected to serve as Town Meeting Member from 
Precinct 4 for one year. Edward E. Call was elected chairman, and 
Ralph H. Cary secretary of meeting. 

EDWARD E. CALL, Chairman. 

RALPH H. CARY, Secretary. 

Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK 

February 27, 1928. 
Nina C. Merritt appointed Assistant Town Clerk, and qualified for 
the office. 

Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



WARRANT SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, April 3, 1928 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 



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directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified 
to vote in elections and in town afTairs, to assemble in the Town Hall 
in said Swampscott, on Tuesday, the third day of April, at 7.15 P. M., 
then and there to act on the following articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To hear the report of the committee on the Palmer 
School matter and to see what action the town will take concerning the 
recommendations contained therein. 

Art. 2. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes, and appro- 
priate money therefor, the following described premises in said Swamp- 
scott now standing in the name of Maria S. Hastings: 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of the present Palmer School 
lot, said point being 114.64 feet distant from Humphrey street; thence 
northwesterly by land of Carrie E. Bradley and Edith S. Widdoes for a 
distance fo 158.00 feet; southerly by land of grantee for a distance of 
about 107.00 feet to the northerly line of a proposed street as shown 
on plan of subdivision of land owned by Maria S. Hastings, by Jona- 
than P. Blaney, dated January 16, 1923; thence running easterly along 
the northerly line of proposed street, for a distance of about 336.00 feet 
to the southerly corner of the present Palmer School lot; thence north- 
erly by said Palmer School lot, for a distance of 113.36 feet to the 
point of beginning. 

Containing approximately 35,780 square feet, including lots No. 
37, 38 and 39 respectively, as shown on the above mentioned plan. 

Art. 3. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes, and appro- 
priate money therefor, the following described premises in said Swamp- 
scott now standing in the name of William C. McNamara: 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of the present Palmer School 
lot, said point being 114.64 feet distant from Humphrey street; thence 
northerly by land of William C. McNamara for a distance of 69.38 feet; 
thence westerly by land of Grace E. Well for a distance of 133.27 feet; 
thence southeasterly by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance of 
50.25 feet to the point of beginning. 

Containing approximately 4620 square feet. 

Art. 4. To appropriate and raise by borrowing, under any general 
or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or other- 
wise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or all 
of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public 
and conspicuous places in the town, seven days before the day ap- 
pointed for said meeting. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of 
meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-third day of March, A. D. 1928. 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy, Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott on Saturday, March 24, 1928, the posting of said 
notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 
Constable. 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, April 3, 1928 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant the voters assembled 
at the Town Hall, Tuesday evening, April 3, 1928. 

The meeting was called to order at 7.15 P. M. by Kendall A. 
Sanderson, Moderator, the warrant and return thereon was read by 
the Town Clerk. 

The report of the Finance Committee was read by James W. Santry, 
Chairman. 

Report of Finance Committee 

Article 1. To hear the report of the committee on the Palmer 
School matter and to see what action the town will take concerning 
the recommendations contained therein. 

The selection of a site for the Palmer School has been under con- 
sideration for several years. At first many believed that no additional 
room was needed. It seems now, however, to be generally conceded 
that the present building is not adequate, and that a building should be 
erected without further delay to care for the needs of this neighborhood. 

We have studied the report of the committee appointed by the 
town, known as the Housing Committee, and we have also conferred 
with the members of this committee. There are certain features that 
impress us: 1. The present building is in good condition and can be 
used for many years. 2. It rests partly on land that was conveyed to 
the town on the condition that, if the land ceased to be used for school 
purposes, it should pass to designated persons. 3. In 1922 the cost of 
making additions to this building was paid from a loan of about $19,000, 
$14,000 of which is still unpaid. If, therefore, the town abandons this 
site, it will mean the loss of the land, the scrapping of a building that 
is still in good condition, and the payment of the above mentioned sum 
of $14,000 with interest thereon. 

We have examined the present building but do not advise the mak- 
ing of any addition thereto. 

The Housing Committee recommends about 40,400 square feet of 
land contiguous to the present site be taken, and that a brick building 
of four rooms be erected thereon. The greater part of this land is 
owned by Mrs. Maria S. Hastings; about 4,000 square feet is owned 
by Mr. William C. McNamara. After the erection of this building suf- 
ficient land will be left to construct units to care for the needs of this 
district as they arise. In the meantime the present building can be used, 
and when it ceases to have any further use for school purposes, the 
above mentioned sum of $14,000 will then have been paid, and the town 
will have received value therefor. 

At the conference with the members of the Housing Committee, a 
representative of Mrs. Hasting was present. He stated clearly her 
objections to the taking of this land, and these are fully appreciated 
by us. Attention, however, must be paid to the interest of the town. 
As hereinbefore stated, the abandonment of this site for school pur- 
poses, and the erection of a building in some other part of this district, 
would result in a substantial financial loss to the town. This is a 
feature that should be kept in mind by this meeting in considering the 
subject, and it is one that the Committee desires strongly to emphasize. 

Several years ago Mrs. Hastings made a plan for the development 
of the land owned by her in Forest avenue, of which the parcel recom- 
mended to be taken is a part. The Housing Committee has taken this 
plan into consideration in making its recommendation in order to 
restrict, as much as possible, any inconvenience to Mrs. Hastings. The 
taking would follow her plan, and should not seriously interfere with 
her development as shown thereon. 

Other locations have been suggested and carefully considered, but 
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After careful consideration, we recommend that the town take in 
fee for public school purposes a certain parcel of land owned by Maria 
S. Hastings bounded and described as follows, and appropriate therefor 
the sum of $7,156.00 from the Excess and Deficiency Fund, namely: 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of the present Palmer School 
lot, said point being 114.64 feet distant from Humphrey street; thence 
northwesterly by land of Carrie E. Bradley and Edith S. Widdoes for 
a distance of 158.00 feet, southerly by land of grantee for a distance 
of about 107.00 feet to the northerly line of a proposed street as shown 
on plan of subdivision of land owned by Maria S. Hastings, by Jonathan 
P. Blaney, dated January 16, 1923; thence running easterly along the 
northerly line of proposed street, for a distance of about 336.00 feet to 
the southerly corner of the present Palmer School lot; thence northerly 
by said Palmer School lot, for a distance of 113.36 feet to the point 
of beginning. 

Containing approximately 35,780 square feet, including lots No. 37, 
38 and 39 respectively, as shown on the above mentioned plan. 

We further recommend that the town take in fee, for public school 
purposes, a certain parcel of land owned by William C. McNamara 
bounded and described as follows and appropriate therefor the sum of 
$924.00 from the Excess and Deficiency Fund, namely: 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of the present Palmer School 
lot, said point being 114.64 feet' distance from Humphrey street; thence 
northerly by land of William C. McNamara for a distance of 69.38 feet; 
thence westerly by land of Grace E. Well for a distance of 133.27 feet; 
thence southeasterly by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance of 
150.25 feet to the point of beginning. 

Containing approximately 4,620 square feet. 

We further recommend that a committee, consisting of one member 
of the School Committee, one member of the Board of Selectmen, one 
member of the Finance Committee, the Building Inspector, and one 
voter of the town, be appointed by the moderator to attend to the 
erection of a school building on the above described premises; that said 
committee be and hereby is authorized to employ an architect to pro- 
cure suitable plans, drawings and specifications for said building; that 
said committee be and hereby is authorized to make all necessary con- 
tracts in behalf of the town in connection with the erection of said 
building and to arrange all other matters that may be necessary or 
convenient relating to the entire subject, and that for this purpose the 
sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) be appropriated to be raised 
by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 4. To appropriate and raise by borrowing under any gen- 
eral or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or 
otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or 
all of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

The recommendations under this article will be read from the floor. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES W. SANTRY, Chairman. 
RALPH J. CURTIS. 
CHARLES F. HATHAWAY, 
CHESTER A. BROWN. 
JOHN R. HURLBURT, 
PAUL W. BRICKETT, 
FREDERIC J. RUDD, 
JOHN A. WALDO. 

Finance Committee. 
Voted, that the first three articles of the warrant be taken up 
together. 

Articles 1, 2, 3. Voted, that action on these articles be deferred 
until two weeks from tonight. 

Voted to adjourn until two weeks from this date. 
Adjourned. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

Tuesday, April 3, 1928 

In accordance with the adjournment of February 27, 1928, the 
voters were called to order bv Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator, at 
7.45 P. M. 

Voted to dispense with the reading of records of last meeting. 
Report of the Finance Committee was read by James W. Santry, 
Chairman. 

Report of the Finance Committee 

To the Voters of Swampscott: 

This is the first report of a Finance Committee to the Represen- 
tative Town Meeting. In making this report we have conferred with 
the various officers of the town, with persons interested in or affected 
by the matters that it covers, and by a visit to the places involved. We 
have made no material changes in requests for appropriations that were 
submitted to us. We have had constantly in mind the tax rate and the 
effect on it of the adoption of the recommendations we have made. We 
believe, if no radical changes are made in these recommendations, that 
the tax rate for this year will be substantially lower than that of last 
year without any material increase in the valuation of property. 

We have been strongly impressed with one feature; this relates to 
the purchase of supplies. These are now bought by each department. 
We believe that this method is wasteful, and that saving to the town 
will result if power is delegated to the Board of Selectmen to purchase 
all supplies and equipment that are needed by the various departments. 
We believe that this is a matter that should be investigated. We there- 
fore recommend that a committee of five, including the chairman of the 
Board of Selectmen, be appointed to study the subject; to devise a legal 
method of carrying it out, and to report at a special meeting to be held 
the first Monday of October next. 

Article 4. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
salaries of town officials for the ensuing year. 

The following officers have asked for an increase in their salaries, 
namely: The assessors, treasurer, building inspector, secretary of the 
Board of Public Welfare, tree warden, and the inspector of animals. 

The work of the assessors has greatly increased during the past 
ten years, but there has been no addition to their salaries in that period. 
The chairman's salary is $900 and that of the other members is $250 
each. This is the lowest amount that is paid to assessors by any town 
in this Commonwealth situated in any way similar to Swampscott. 
Within the past ten years the work of this Board has not only increased 
greatly in volume, but also in importance and responsibility. The laws 
relating to taxation are frequently changed by the Legislature and the 
>rs must become familiar with these laws and with their appli- 
cation. The chairman of the Board devotes substantially all of his time 
to the duties of this office, The other members of course have other 
employment but to perform properly their duties requires a great deal 
of their time during certain parts of the year. Property to the value of 
more than $22,000,000 comes before them annually for valuation. We 
believe that these officers are entitled to an increase and there recom- 
mend that the annual salary of the chairman be fixed at $1,000 and 
that of the other members at $400 each. 

The treasurer is now receiving $750. The salary of this office is 
the same now as it was twelve years ago. He is not only the treasurer, 
but also the paymaster of the town. The performance of his duties re- 
quires a great deal of his time in his office at the town hall and at his 
place of business in Boston, where he is subject to call at all times by 
banks and other concerns which are interested in loans made by the 
town. The work requires special training and knowledge of the laws 
relating to municipal finance. We recommend that his annual salary 
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The salary of the Inspector of Buildings is $900. He requests an 
increase of $100. The Building Inspector uses his own automobile in 
connection with the performance of his duties and has never made any 
charge to the town for expenses in connection with such use. We 
recommend that his annual salary be fixed at $1,000. 

The salary of the secretary of the Board of Public Welfare is $100. 
He attends to all the details of the disbursements of the funds of this 
Board without any clerical assistance. We believe that his present 
salary is too small and recommend that it be fixed at $150. 

The Inspector of Animals receives $100. From this it has been his 
custom to pay all the expenses incident to the performance of his duties. 
We recommend that his salary be fixed at $200. 

The town some time ago regarded the offices of tree warden, super- 
intendent of moths and forest warden as one for the purpose of fixing 
the salary and established it at $33 per week. All of these positions are 
held by the same man. He requests an increase to $40 a week. The 
proper performance of the duties of this office requires knowledge of 
trees and shrubs, and insects that usually feed upon them. The present 
holder devotes his entire time to the work. We recommend that his 
salary be fixed at $40 per week. 

The Surveyor of Highways has made no request for an increase 
in his salary but we recommend that his annual salary be fixed at $2,360. 

We recommend that the salaries of all other town officials, except 
the Chief of Police which is covered by Article 29, be the same as last 
year. 

Article 7. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations calling for the expenditure of money, the creation of 
a debt, or the disposition of town property, as set forth in the report 
of officers, boards and committees in the annual report as follows: Water 
and Sewerage Board, page 66; Sewer Extension, page 70; Police, page 
73; Fire Engineers, page 74; Assessors, page 83; Surveyor of High- 
ways, page 95; Library, page 96; Cemetery, page 100; Board of Health, 
pages 104-06; Milk Inspector, page 109. 

Under this article we take up all matters which are not included in 
the recommendations under Article 8. 

With reference to the recommendation of the Water and Sewerage 
Board that the town authorize the Sinking Fund Commissioners to 
turn over to the Water Department whatever amount is left after can- 
celling the debt incurred in August, 1898, by the purchase of the Mar- 
blehead Water Co. There appears to be no provision in Chapter 293 
of the Acts of 1898 establishing this sinking fund, for the disposition 
of any surplus that may remain after the payment of the loan of $150,000 
in August of this year. Inasmuch as this fund was created from water 
funds, it would seem to be proper that whatever amount is left, after 
cancelling the debt, should revert to the Water Department. 

We recommend that whatever amount is left in the sinking fund 
after cancelling the indebtedness of $150,000, due August 1, 1928, be 
turned over to the Water and Sewerage Board to be included in the 
water funds. 

The recommendation that all unexpended balances for water con- 
struction be transferred to the Emergency Water Fund, is covered 
by Article 19. 

The recommendation of the Water and Sewerage Board on page 
70, concerning the Eastern Intercepting Sewer, is covered by Article 25. 

In regard to the recommendations that sewers be laid in Walker 
road, Franklin avenue and Fuller avenue. We find that sewers are 
urgently needed in Walker road and Franklin avenue. The Board of 
Health also recommends the construction of these sewers in its report 
on page 104. The Water and Sewerage Board also recommends the 
construction of about 400 feet of sewer in Fuller avenue. 

We recommend that the town lay a sewer in Walker road from 
its present terminus, a distance of about 360 feet and appropriate there- 
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We recommend that the town lafy a sewer in Paradise road and 
Franklin avenue from the present terminus of the sewer in Paradise 
road, near Farragut road, a distance of about 1,600 feet, and appropriate 
therefor the sum of $10,500, to be raised by notes or bonds of the town. 

We recommend that the town lay a sewer in Fuller avenue, from 
Bay View avenue, a distance of about 400 feet, and appropriate therefor 
the sum of $4,000, to be raised by notes or bonds of the town. 

With reference to the recommendation of the Water and Sewerage 
Board that the King's Brook culvert be extended for a distance of 225 
feet northerly, as contained on page 71 of the Town Report. 

The Town Engineer reports that there is grave danger that the 
sewer which runs along the bank of this brook may be disrupted by the 
caving in of the bank thus creating a serious menace to the health of 
the community. 

We recommend that the King's Brook culvert be extended 225 feet 
northerly and that $3,500 be appropriated therefor to be raised by notes 
or bonds of the town. 

In regard to the recommendation of the Chief of Police for a new 
side car for a motorcycle, to be used for patrol work. 

We recommend that the Chief of Police be authorized to purchase 
a new side car to be used on a motorcycle now owned by the depart- 
ment and that $115 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and 
Deficiency Fund. 

With reference to the recommendations in the report of the Board 
of Fire Engineers as contained on page 74 of the Town Report. 

We recommend that the following amounts be appropriated from 
the Excess and Deficiency Fund for the following purposes, viz.: 
Hydrant rental $1,000 
Replacing three fire alarm boxes 480 
Replacing boiler and remodeling boiler room at 

Central Fire Station 1,200 
Painting the outside of Phillips Beach fire station 375 
The purchase of new 2y 2 inch fire hose 490 
The purchase of a new automobile and equipment 
to take the place of the 1921 Dodge runabout 
now used by the Chief of the Fire Department 1,050 
We recommend that the Board of Fire Engineers be authorized to 
dispose of the old boiler to the best advantage of the town and that 
they be further authorized to turn in the 1921 Dodge runabout in part 
payment for a new car. 

The Park Commission on page 76 of the Town Report recommend 
the building of a fire-proof locker, with individual compartments, at 
Blaney Beach reservation, for the storage of gasoline, to be used by 
the fishermen. We believe that this should be done and have made 
provision for it in the budget of the Park Commission under Article 8. 

The recommendation of the Board of Assessors as shown on page 
63 of the Town Report, relating to their salaries, has been covered in 
our report under Article 4. 

The recommendation of the Surveyor of Highways as contained on 
page 94, concerning Mountwood road. The Surveyor of Highways has 
informed us that sufficient money for this work has been included in 
his budget and we have made provision therefor in our report under 
Article 8. 

In regard to the recommendation concerning Millett and Wyman 
roads. No sewer has been built in Wyman road, or, as it is now known, 
Bay View Drive, and there is no recommendation from the Health or 
Sewer departments for the construction of such a sewer. We believe 
therefor that it would be unwise to resurface Wyman road until a 
sewer is built therein. 

We recommend that action relating thereto be indefinitely post- 
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We recommend further that $2,000 be appropriated from the Excess 
and Deficiency Fund for resurfacing Millett road. 

The recommendation of the Surveyor of Highways, on page 94 of 
the Town Report, concerning new macadam construction, has been 
considered by us under Article 43. 

In regard to the recommendation of the Surveyor of Highways on 
page 95 of the Town Report, for the appropriation of $10,000 to be 
used in building a stable on land owned by the town on State (Paradise) 
Road. We have investigated the conditions existing at the Town Yard 
and find them a menace to health and unsatisfactory in every way. 
With a new building placed at the rear of the lot better conditions can 
be made for the horses and proper provision for the employees. 

We recommend that the town authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
Surveyor of Highways and Building Inspector to secure suitable plans 
and specifications for the construction of a building suitable for the 
needs of the Surveyor of Highways and that they be further authorized 
to make, sign and deliver a contract on behalf of the town for this 
purpose and that the sum of $10,000 be appropriated therefor from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

With reference to the recommendation of the Trustees of the 
Public Library, as shown on page 96 of the Town Report, that the 
town consider the establishment of a branch public library in the pro- 
posed new Palmer School. We feel that, until the school needs of that 
district have been fully met, we should not consider other problems in 
connection therewith. 

We recommend that action on this recommendation we indefiinitely 
postponed. 

In regard to the recommendations of the Superintendent of the 
Cemetery on page 100 of the Town Report. We feel that shrubs should 
be planted in the new part in harmony with the older parts of the 
cemetery. 

We therefore recommend that the town appropriate $200 from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund for the purchase of shrubs to be placed in 
the newly prepared part of the cemetery in the vicinity of the chapel. 

With reference to the recommendation for an appropriation of $500 
for the purchase of a light truck for cemetery purposes. It is quite 
evident that at times the Superintendent has need of a truck but pro- 
vision would have to be made for its storage, and other expenses would 
have to be incurred in connection with it. In considering the matter it 
was suggested that an arrangement might be made with the Surveyor 
of Highways to permit the use cf a horse and wagon at such times as 
this may be needed by the Superintendent. 

We recommend that action on this recommendation be indefinitely 
postponed. 

The recommendations in the report of. the Board of Health on page 
104 of the Town Report concerning sewers have already been con- 
sidered. 

The recommendation in the report of the Milk Inspector to the 
Board of Health has already been passed upon by that Board. 

Article 8. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
appropriation of money for departmental and other expenses as recom- 
mended and set forth on pages 38 and 39 of the Annual Town Report. 

We recommend that the town appropriate $1,023.68 from the Excess 
and Deficiency Fund for the purpose of paying bills contracted by the 
Board of Public Welfare in 1927 and under instruction of the State 
Accountants, not payable from 1928 funds. 

We recommend that the sum of $22.93 be transferred from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund to the account of Overlay 1925 and the 
sum of $251.66 from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to the account 
of Overlay 1926 to balance these accounts to date. 

We recommend that the sum of $500 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund to be used by the Board of Selectmen in 
paying awards, executions or settled claims. 



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We recommend that the following amounts be appropriated from 
the Excess and Deficiency Fund for the following purposes: 



Continuous Sidewalks $5,000.00 

School Repairs 2,635.00 
We recommend that the following amounts be appropriated for the 
various departments for the ensuing year: 

General Government 

Legislative $450.00 

Selectmen 3,358.00 

Accounting 2,578.00 

Treasury 2,253.00 

Collector of Taxes 3,580.50 

Assessors 3,900.00 

Town Clerk 644.00 

Law 1,000.00 

Election and Registration 4,000.00 

Engineering 7,000.00 

Town Hall 3,770.00 

Town Hall Repairs 200.00 

Certification of Notes and Bonds 500.00 

Board of Appeals 245.00 

Protection of Life and Property 

Police $35,698.00 
Fire 39,600.00 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 555.00 
Moth 4,683.00 
Tree Warden 3,500.00 
Forest Warden 200.00 
Inspector of Buildings 1,100.00 
Subordinate Officials including Dog Officer, Con- 
stable, Weigher, Inspector of Animals 490.00 

Health and Sanitation 

Health 8,866.00 

Dental Clinic 1,200.00 

Health Nurse 1,350.00 

Cleaning Beaches 1,376.00 

Refuse and Garbage 13,525.00 

Health Dumps 1,700.00 

Sewer 9,000.00 

Particular Sewers 1,000.00 

Care of Brooks 1,500.00 

Highways 

Highway Administration $2,840.00 

Highway 37,000.00 

Crushed Stone and Gravel 4,000.00 

Seal Coating 4,000.00 

Street Construction 2,500.00 

Street Watering and Oiling 4,000.00 

Sidewalks and Curbing 3,500.00 

Snow and Ice 4,000.00 

Lighting Streets 23,500.00 

Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 

Public Welfare ' $8,550.00 

Soldiers' Relief 5,000.00 

State Aid 500.00 

Military Aid 700.00 

Pensions 5,679.11 



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Schools and Libraries 

Schools $155,480.00 

Library 6,300.00 
Recreation and Unclassified 

Parks $8,000.00 

Memorial Day 500.00 

Firemen's Memorial Sunday 200.00 

Heat and Light G. A. R. Hall 625.00 

Heat and Light V. F. W. Hall 200.00 

District Nurse 300.00 

Legion Lease 950.00 

Trust Fund Custodian's Bond 40.00 

Reserve Fund 5,000.00 

Printing Town Reports 1,009.55 

Insurance 2,993.25 

Enterprises 

Cemetery $4,500.00 

Interest and Maturing Debt 

Interest on Loans in Anticipation of Revenue $10,000.00 

Interest on General Debt 13,090.50 

Interest on Sewer Loans 7,174.75 

Interest on Tuberculosis Hospital Bonds 2,120.00 

General Debt Maturing 37,023.40 

Sewer Loans Maturing 15,850.00 

Tuberculosis Hospital Bonds Maturing 4,000.00 

Agency 

Tuberculosis Hospital Maintenance $4,049.70 



Article 17. To hear the report of the Committee on the Palmer 
School matter and to see what action the town will take concerning the 
recommendations contained therein. 

This article has already been reported on under Article 1 of the 
warrant for the special town meeting. 

We recommend that action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 18. To hear and act on the report of the committee ap- 
pointed at the special town meeting held November 8th, 1927, to in- 
vestigate the manner of entrance into the town and the officials re- 
sponsible for the granting of a license or permit to the Lynn Sand and 
Stone Co., for the storage of large quantities of explosives as petitioned 
for by Martin E. Nies et als. 

We have considered the recommendations of the Blasting Com- 
mittee, so called. At first this Committee felt that it should be continued 
in power and that money should be appropriated by the town to permit 
of its employing counsel. At a conference with this Committee, how- 
ever, the members stated that they do not now recommend the con- 
tinuance of the Committee nor the appropriation of money for the 
employment of counsel, but that they are content to have all legal 
matters relating to the blasting controversy handled by the town counsel 
under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. We recommend that 
this be done. 

It appears, however, that in consequence of the vote of the town at 
the special town meeting held November 8, 1927, counsel was retained 
to advise this Committee in its work and that a stenographer was em- 
ployed. The expense thus incurred was $125. We recommend that $125 
be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to pay this 
amount. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to transfer to the Emer- 
gency Water Fund the unexpended balance of $1,291.82 in the Barnsta- 
ble street water main account. 



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We recommend that the town transfer the unexpended balance of 
$1,291.82 in the Barnstable street water main account to the Emergency- 
Water Fund. 

Article 20. To see if the town will authorize the Water and Sew- 
erage Board to sell the land, now owned by the town, on Danvers street 
in Salem, known as Thompson's Meadow. 

The land was acquired by the town for $1,000 when the town was 
using Thompson's Meadow as a water supply. It was abandoned when 
the town made its contract with the Metropolitan Water Commission 
and has since been idle, with the town paying taxes each year which 
were partially offset by rents charged for billboards. It is understood 
that the town of Marblehead desires to obtain this land for its water 
supply and, as it could not be sold for any purpose, except as a part of 
that town's water supply, the Water and Sewerage Board recommends 
that they be permitted to sell the land to the town of Marblehead. 

We recommend that the town authorize the Water and Sewerage . 
Board to sell the land, now owned by the town, on Danvers street in 
Salem known as Thompson's Meadow, to the town of Marblehead for 
$1,000, the money so received to be credited to the Water Department 
from whose funds the original purchase was made, and that the Water 
and Sewerage Board are hereby authorized to execute, acknowledge 
and deliver in the name and in behalf of the town a deed conveying 
the title thereto. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Water 
and Sewerage Board to extend the lease of the property on New Ocean 
street, now used for garage purposes, to Frank I. Richardson for a term 
of five years. 

While this article was under consideration we had no notice of any 
objection to the extension of the lease in question, but after the pub- 
lication of our report we learned that there was strong opposition to it 
from persons owning property in the vicinity of the premises covered 
by this lease. These persons desired to be heard before the presenta- 
tion of our report to this meeting and we accordingly conferred with 
them last night, with the members of the Water and Sewerage Board, 
and Mr. Richardson present. From the statements made at this con- 
ference we reached the conclusion that further consideration should be 
given to this subject and we therefore recommend that we be authorized 
to study the entire situation, including the advisability of discontinuing 
the use by the Water and Sewerage Board of premises in this neighbor- 
hood, and that a report be submitted at a special town meeting to be 
called by the Board of Selectmen for the first Monday of October next. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to lay a water main in 
MacArthur circle, so called, a distance of approximately 180 feet, and 
appropriate or raise money therefor as petitioned for by Leon F. 
Ximiness et als. 

Under Article 16 of the warrant for 1927 provision was made for 
laying a water main in Foster road from Burpee road a distance of 
approximately 480 feet to MacArthur circle. This work has never been 
done but the vote authorizing it and authorizing the loan for it are still 
in effect. Before this work in said Article 16 can be of any value the 
work described in Article 22 of this warrant, viz., laying a water main 
in MacArthur circle, must be done. 

We therefore recommend that a water main be laid in MacArthur 
circle, a distance of approximately 180 feet from Foster road and that 
the sum of $860 be appropriated therefor from the revenue of the Water 
Department but on condition that the Town Engineer shall have cer- 
tified in writing to the Board of Selectmen that the street conforms in 
line and grade to the plan approved by the Board of Survey, and abut- 
ters have signed an agreement to pay 6 per cent interest on the invest- 
ment until the water rates of the users are equal to the interest thereon, 
proper waivers to be obtained from the abutters if in the judgment of 
the Water and Sewerage Board waivers are necessary for the protection 
of the town. 



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Article 23. To see if the town will vote to improve drainage condi- 
tions connected with or relating to Hawthorne Brook, or what it will 
do in relation thereto, and appropriate or raise money therefor as peti- 
tioned for by John W. Holden et als. 

The estimated cost of this improvement is $8,000. It appears to 
be a matter connected with the development of adjoining private prop- 
erty rather than one calling for the expenditure of public funds. 

We recommend that action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Water 
and Sewerage Board to do whatever is necessary to improve the drain- 
age conditions on Mapledale place, and appropriate or raise money 
therefor. 

This end of Mapledale place is a low point where much surplus 
water collects from higher points after a rain storm or due to the 
melting of snow. The present catch basin is very old and is of in- 
sufficient capacity to take care of this surplus water properly, which 
results, according to the Surveyor of Highways, in damage to the 
surface of the street. 

We recommend that the town vote to build a catch basin in Maple- 
dale place to be connected with a pipe emptying into the Sprague brook, 
so called, the work to be done under the supervision of the Water and 
Sewerage Board, that easements be taken in connection with said work 
if necessary and that the sum of .$1,200 be appropriated therefor from 
the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to extend the eastern 
intercepting sewer from Palmer avenue eastward, about 1,650 feet, and 
appropriate or raise money therefor, as petitioned for by Charles D. 
C. Moore, et als. 

This article relates to the building of the eastern intercepting sewer. 
No work has been done upon this sewer for the period of seven years. 
The town has already expended $40,000 in building a part of it, but full 
benefit can not be obtained from the work until the entire sewer is 
completed. It has been built to Palmer road. The Water and Sewerage 
Board and the Board of Health recommend that the building of this 
sewer be resumed. We have investigated the territory that will be 
served by it and believe that there is great present need for it. The 
entire cost will be about $67,000. 

We recommend, however, that only that part of it from its present 
terminus to about Shepard avenue be constructed and that the sum of 
$13,000 be appropriated therefor, to be raised by bonds or notes of the 
town, the work to be done under the direction of the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to lay a drain to care for 
surface drainage which accumulates on Humphrey street at and near 
the corner of Forest avenue 'and appropriate or raise money therefor. 

In order to relieve this condition it would be necessary to build a 
drain across Humphrey street through Puritan road, Puritan avenue 
to Atlantic road and thence to the brook in the old Palmer property. 
The cost of this work would be in the neighborhood of $4,000. We do 
not believe that public necessity warrants any such expenditure of 
public funds. 

We recommend that action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to construct a vault at the 
Town Hall and appropriate or raise money for the same. 

We do not advise the expenditure of the large amount of money 
that this would entail. 

We recommend that action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to sell and convey to Angelina Palleschi the lot located in 
Fairview avenue numbered 45 on Assessors' plan 13, as petitioned for 
by Angelina Palleschi. 

This lot was taken by the town for taxes in 1920 and the accumu- 
lated taxes now amount to about $100. 



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We recommend that the town vote to authorize the Board of Select- 
men to sell to Angelina Palleschi the lot located on Fairview avenue 
numbered 45. plan 13 of the present Assessors' plans formerly known 
as lot 8, plan 27 of the old Assessors' plans for the sum of $100, and to 
execute, acknowledge, and deliver a deed conveying the title thereto. 

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to increase the salary of 
the Chief of Police to $2,800, and appropriate money therefor. 

The salary of the Chief of Police is $2,360. The Article seeks to 
increase his salary to $2,800. This salary would be substantially in 
excess of that paid to persons occupying this position in other towns 
generally resembling Swampscott, and would be only $450 less than 
the amount that is paid to the Chief of Police of the City of Lynn. 
While the Committee cannot recommend that his salary be fixed at 
$2,800 we do believe that he should receive an increase above the 
amount that he is now paid. We are impressed with the statements 
contained in his annual report. These indicate that he has given thought 
to his duties, and if the plans which he therein discusses are carried out, 
we believe that the efficiency of the police force will be increased, and 
that the expenses of the department will be substantially reduced. 
During the current year two police officers have resigned. At the resig- 
nation of the first we conferred with the Board of Selectmen, and with 
the Chief, to determine what the policy of the Board was to be con- 
cerning the filling of this vacancy. It was then suggested that some- 
thing should be done to reduce the expense of this department, and the 
Chief stated that, if he were given an additional automobile, he would 
be able to run the department without the appointment of this officer, 
and that he believed that the addition of an automobile would add greatly 
to the efficiency of the department. The purchase of an automobile 
will reduce the annual expense of this department, and, in our opinion, 
would add to its effectiveness. The application of modern methods to 
this department in a manner to decrease its cost is to be commended, 
and it indicates that the Chief is alive to the necessity of changing 
methods of his department as conditions change. We have made pro- 
vision in the budget for the Police Department for the purchase of a 
Ford automobile at a cost of $470, and have recommended an amount 
that will permit the use of eleven patrolmen instead of twelve. 

We recommend that the annual salary of the Chief of Police be 
fixed at $2,600. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$1,000 for the observance of the Fourth of July. 

We recommend that the town appropriate from excess and de- 
ficiency the sum of one thousand dollars to be used for the observance 
of the Fourth of July, and to be expended under the direction of a 
committee consisting of one citizen from each of the eight precincts 
of the town. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to place under the control 
of the Park Commission those grass plots at the intersections of streets 
of the town not already under its control, and appropriate the sum of 
$200 for the care of the same. 

The committee is advised that there are ten of these grass plots, 
some of which have been cared for through the generosity of residents 
in the vicinity thereof. There has been however no fixed responsibility 
concerning their care, and as a result at times, during the summer some 
of them have presented an appearance not favorable to the town. By 
placing the plots under the care of the Board of Park Commissioners 
the responsibility for keeping them in condition will be definitely fixed. 
We have included in the budget of the Park Commission a sum which 
will in the opinion of the Commissioners be sufficient to keep them in 
proper condition. No further appropriation will be necessary. 

We recommend that those grass plots at the intersections of streets 
of the town not already under the control of the Park Commission be 
placed under the control of that board. 



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Article 32. To see if the town will vote to replace the wood block 
pavement on Humphrey street and Monument square, from the Lynn 
line to a point at the top of the hill near the Post Office, a distance of 
approximately 2,000 feet, and appropriate or raise money therefor. 

The estimated cost of replacing the wood block over the area 
named in the article is $28,000. It is stated that the cement base under 
the blocks is in good condition, but that the sand cushion between the 
blocks and the base has been washed away in many places, thus allow- 
ing the frost to get under the blocks and to force them up as has been 
the case in many instances the past three years. The blocks themselves 
having withstood the wear of travel for the past 14 years have lost their 
life and are not therefore in a condition to be relaid on a new sand 
cushion. 

The committee feels that the present condition of the pavement is 
not bad enough to require any such heavy expenditure as has been 
proposed. It believes that a careful cost of repairs on any portion of 
the wood block pavement should be kept from now on in, order that 
when the necessity of replacing this pavement is forced upon the town 
that a fair idea of the maintenance cost of this type of pavement will 
be available. 

We recommend that the Town Engineer be requested to keep a 
record of the yardage and cost of replacing any portion of the wood 
block pavement on Humphrey street and Monument square and that 
the Surveyor of Highways be requested to report to the Town Engineer 
all instances of repairs made on this pavement and the cost of work 
done by his department. 

We recommend that all further action on this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to seal coat Atlantic ave- 
nue and appropriate or raise money therefor. 

Atlantic avenue according to the Surveyor of Highways and Town 
Engineer is in good condition at the present time, but has begun to 
show signs of raveling, under the wear of the constant traffic. If this 
raveling is not arrested at once the entire surface will soon disintegrate, 
and will entail a heavy expense in laying a new surface. By applying 
what is technically known as a seal coat, this raveling will be stopped 
and the street will be in good condition for many more years. 

We recommend that the town vote to seal coat Atlantic avenue 
and that the sum of $1,100 be appropriated therefor from the Excess 
and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 34. This article seeks to have the town construct that part 
of Foster road, from Burpee road, to Tid street, a distance of about 
200 feet. This road is located in the Foster Dam District, so called, 
and the person who is developing this locality has built a road, from 
MacArthur circle, that extends southerly to Tid street. We visited the 
location and found no houses upon it. There are, however, houses 
located some distance from the stretch of road in question, and if this 
part of the road were built a better means of access to these houses 
would be provided. It would also furnish a more convenient and a 
safer way for the children of the district to attend the Machon School. 
We hesitate in making any recommendation for this work because it 
seems to be appropriating public money to assist in the development 
of land. The other features, however, that we have mentioned we 
believe should be considered by the town, and these seem to be suf- 
ficient to justify the expenditure of public money. 

We therefore recommend that that part of the road between Burpee 
road and Tid street as laid out by the Board of Selectmen be accepted 
as soon as all waivers are signed and delivered, and that the sum of 
$1,200 be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to put it 
in condition for travel. 

Article 35. To see if the town will vote to accept Bay View Drive 
as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated Februarv, 1928. 



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[Dec. 31 



This street is not sufficiently built up at the present time to war- 
rant its acceptance and the expenditure of public funds upon it in the 
opinion of the committee. 

We recommend that action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 36. To see if the town will accept that part of Hillcrest 
circle not already accepted, as laid out by the Board of Survey and 
appropriate or raise money therefor, as petitioned for by George D. 
R. Durkee et als. 

This street is practically all built up and is well up to line and 
grade. 

We recommend that the town vote to accept that part of Hillcrest 
circle not already accepted, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen as 
soon as the Town Engineer certifies to said board that it is built to 
conform to the plan approved by the Board of Survey and that the sum 
of $900 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 37. To see if the town will vote to resurface Oceanview 
road from Sargent road, a distance of about 200 feet easterly, and ap- 
propriate or raise money therefor. 

This street has been accepted for many years and is in urgent need 
of attention. The estimated cost is $400. 

We recommend that the town vote to resurface Oceanview road 
from Sargent road, a distance of about 200 feet easterly, and that $400 
be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to accept Banks circle, as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt. Town Engineer, dated March, 1926, and appropriate 
or raise money therefor as petitioned for by John A. Potts et als. 

This is a short piece of road extending from Banks road which has 
been laid out by the Board of Selectmen and is presented for acceptance. 
Waivers have been signed by all abutters and there are dwelling houses 
on all lots abutting thereon. 

We recommend that that part of Banks circle as laid cut by the 
Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan drawn by W. W. Pratt, 
Town Engineer, dated March, 1926, be accepted and that the sum of 
$400 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 39. To see if the town will vote to accept Lodge road, as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, and appropriate 
or raise money therefor, as petitioned for by Donato Pagano et als. 

This street is fairly well built upon and is used considerably. 

We recommend that the town vote to accept Lodge road, as laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with a plan drawn by 
W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, when all abutters 
have signed waivers, and that the sum of $1,400 be appropriated therefor 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to accept Bates road, as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, and appropriate 
or raise money therefor, as petitioned for by Donato Pagano et als. 

This street is the connecting link from Humphrey street to Lodge 
road and will eventually lead through the Puritan Manor property to 
Puritan road. It is considerably traveled and well built up. 

We recommend that the town vote to accept Bates road, as laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with a plan drawn by 
W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, when all abutters 
have signed waivers and that the sum of $2,000 be appropriated therefor 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 41. To see if the town will vote to accept Kensington lane, 
a distance of 700 feet, beginning at Glen road and then continuing to 
Northern avenue as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance 
with a plan drawn by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 
1928, and appropriate or rai§e money for resurfacing the same as peti- 
tioned for by Ernest M. Folger et als. 



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This street has been built to line and grade by the developers of 
the property and the majority of the lots have been built upon. It is 
fifty feet in width and has substantial sidewalks on both sides. 

Article 42. To see if the town will vote to accept Northern avenue, 
as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, and appropriate 
or raise money for surfacing the same as petitioned for by Ernest M. 
Folger et als. 

This is the original thoroughfare from Humphrey street to Ken- 
sington lane and is the only entrance to the latter from the easterly 
end. It is sometimes known as Northend avenue. The two streets 
are so connected that we have made our recommendation in one sum. 

We recommend that the town vote to accept Kensington lane, a 
distance of 700 feet, beginning at Glen road and then continuing to 
Northern avenue and also Northern avenue both as laid out by the 
Board of Selectmen in accordance with plans drawn by W. W. Pratt, 
Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, when all abutters "have signed 
waivers, and that the sum of $1,500 be appropriated from the Excess 
and Deficiency Fund for resurfacing Kensington lane and surfacing 
Northern avenue. 

Article 43. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the appropriation or raising of money for permanent street construction. 

The Surveyor of Highways and the Town Engineer have called 
our attention to the condition of Norfolk avenue between Stetson ave- 
nue and Paradise road, in an easterly direction from Stetson avenue 
and report that a permanent surface should be built. The sewer and 
all other underground conduits have been laid and we feel that this 
should be done. The estimated cost is $9,500. 

We recommend that the town vote to resurface Norfolk avenue, 
easterly from Stetson avenue to Paradise road, the work to be done 
by contract made by the Board of Selectmen for the town, with bitum- 
inous macadam construction in accordance with specifications approved 
by the division of highways of the State Department of Public Works, 
and that for this purpose $47.83 be transferred from the appropriation 
for Humphrey street resurfacing and $9,452.17 from the Excess and 
Deficiency Fund. 

Article 44. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Select- 
men to take by eminent domain for the purpose of widening Blaney 
street a strip of land at the southeast corner of Humphrey street and 
Blaney street in said Swampscott, containing about 70 square feet and 
appropriate money therefor. 

This article contemplates the taking of 69 square feet of what is 
now being used as sidewalk at the southeast corner of Humphrey and 
Blaney streets. The land owned by Lynch Brothers runs out to a point 
at the present curbstone of Blaney street where the street sign post is 
located. ^ The proposed taking will not affect the present building and 
is only intended as a protection to the town against any repetition of 
the expense entailed by delayed action at the corner of Humphrey and 
Redington streets. 

We recommend that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to take 
by eminent domain for the purpose of widening Blaney street a strip of 
land at the southeast corner of Humphrey street and Blaney street in 
said Swampscott, containing 69 square feet, according to a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated January, 1928, and that $105 
be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 45. To see if the town will vote to take such action as is 
necessary to improve the surface drainage conditions in Ocean View 
and appropriate or raise money therefor. 

The location is described in this article as Ocean View, but this is 
a mistake. The conditions against which complaint is made are located 
at Oceanside. We have visited these premises and find that the condi- 
tions in question are on private property and are in no way caused by 
anything done by the town. 



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[Dec. 31 



We recommend that action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Article 46. To appropriate and raise by borrowing under any gen- 
eral or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or 
otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any 
or all of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

The recommendations under this article will be read from the floor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES W. SANTRY, Chairman. 
RALPH J. CURTIS, 
CHARLES F. HATHAWAY, 
CHESTER A. BROWN, 
JOHN R. HURLBURT, 
PAUL W. BRICKETT, 
FREDERIC J. RUDD, 
JOHN A. WALDO, 

Finance Committee. 



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[Dec. 31 



TRANSFERS 



From Emergency Sewer Fund 

Walker Road Sewer $2,500.00 

From Excess and Deficiency 

Motorcycle Side Car $115.00 

Hydrant Rental 1,000.00 

Replacing Three Fire Alarm Boxes 480.00 

Replacing Boiler Central Fire Station 1,200.00 

Painting Phillips Beach Fire Station 375.00 

Xew Hose 490.00 

New Automobile for Fire Chief 1,050.00 

Resurfacing Millett Road » 2,000.00 

Highway Stable 10,000.00 

Cemeterv Shrubs 200.00 

Unpaid Bills 1,023.68 

Overlay 1925 22.93 

Overlay 1926 251.66 

Awards and Executions 500.00 

Blasting Committee 125.00 

Mapledale Place Drain 1,200.00 

Atlantic Avenue Seal Coating 1,100.00 

Foster Road 1,200.00 

Hillcrest Circle 900.00 

Oceanview Road 400.00 

Banks Circle 400.00 

Lodge Road 1,400.00 

Bates Road 2,000.00 

Kensington Lane and Northern Avenue 1,500.00 

Norfolk Avenue 9,42.17 

Blaney Street widening 105.00 

Palmer School land 8,080.00 

Fourth of July 1,000.00 

Continuous Sidewalks 5,000.00 

School Repairs 2,635.00 



$55,205.44 

Bonded Articles 

Franklin Avenue Sewer $10,500.00 

Fuller Avenue Sewer 4,000.00 

King's Brook Culvert 3^500.00 

Eastern Intercepting Sewer 13,000.00 

Palmer School 6,000.00 



$91,000.00 

Appropriated from Tax Levy 12,000.00 



Net Amount to be Borrowed $79,000.00 



Voted, that report of the Finance Committee be accepted and their 
recommendations be adopted as follows: That a committee of five in- 
cluding the chairman of the Board of Selectmen be appointed to study 
the subject, purchasing of supplies, to devise a legal method of carrying 
it out, and to report at a special meeting to be held the first Monday of 
October next. 

Voted, Article 4. To accept the Finance Committee report, and the 
recommendations be adopted as amended. 

That the annual salary of the chairman of Assessors be fixed at 
$1,000 and that of the other members at $400 each. 



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That the treasurer's annual salary be fixed at $1,200. Inspector of 
Buildings salary be fixed at $1,000. That the salary of the secretary of 
the Board of Public Welfare be fixed at $150. Inspector of Animals be 
$200. That the salary of the Tree Warden, superintendent of moths and 
forest warden regarded as one office be fixed at $40.00 per week. That 
the Surveyor of Highways as amended be fixed at $2,600. That the 
Board of Selectmen as amended be fixed at $500 for each member. That 
the salaries of all other town officials except the Chief of Police be the 
same as last year. (Unanimous.) 

Voted, Article 7. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: — 

That whatever amount is left in the sinking fund after cancelling 
the indebtedness of $150,000 due August 1. 1928. be turned over to the 
Water and Sewerage Board to be included in the water funds. 

That the town lay a sewer in Walker road from its present ter- 
minus, a distance of about 360 feet and appropriate therefor the sum of 
$2,500 to be transferred from the Emergency Sewer Fund. 

That the town lay a sewer in Paradise road and Franklin avenue 
from the present terminus of the sewer in Paradise road, near Farragut 
road a distance of about 1.600 feet and appropriate therefor the sum 
of $10,500 to be raised by notes or bonds of the town. (Unanimous.) 

That the town lay a sewer in Fuller avenue from Bay View avenue 
a distance of about 400 feet, and appropriate therefor the sum of $4,000 
to be raised by notes or bonds of the town. (Unanimous.) 

That the King's Beach culvert be extended 225 feet northerly and 
$3,500 be appropriated therefor, to be raised by notes or bonds of the 
town. (Unanimous.) 

That the Chief of Police be authorized to purchase a new side car 
to be used on a motorcycle now owned by the department and that $115 
be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Funds. 

That the following amounts be appropriated from the Excess and 
Deficiency Fund for the following purposes: Hydrant rental. $1,000: 
replacing three fire alarm boxes. $480; replacing boiler and remodeling 
boiler room at Central Fire Station. $1,200: painting the outside of Phil- 
lips Beach Fire Station. $375: the purchase of new 2y 2 inch fire hose. 
$490: purchase of a new automobile and equipment to take the place of 
the 1921 Dodge runabout now used by the Chief of the Fire Depart- 
ment. $1,050. 

That the Board of Fire Engineers be authorized to dispose of the 
old boiler to the best advantage of the town and that they be further 
authorized to turn in the 1921 Dodge runabout in part payment for a 
new car. 

Action indefinitely postponed on Wyman road, or as it is now 
known Bay View Drive. 

That $2,000 be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiencv fund 
for resurfacing Millett road. 

That the town authorize the Board of Selectmen. Surveyor of High- 
ways and Building Inspector to secure suitable plans and specifications 
for the construction of a building suitable for the needs of the Survevor 
of Highways and that they be further authorized to make, sign and 
deliver a contract on behalf of the town for this purpose and that the 
sum of $10,000 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiencv 
Fund. 

Action on establishment of a branch public librarv in the proposed 
new Palmer School, be indefinitely postponed. 

That the town appropriate $200 from the Excess and Deficiencv 
Fund for the purchase of shrubs to be placed in the newly prepared part 
of the cemetery in the vicinity of the chapel. 

Action on the purchase of a light truck for cemetery purposes be 
indefinitely postponed. (Unanimous.) 

Voted. Article 8. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 



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That the town appropriate $1,023.68 from the Excess and Deficiency 
Fund for the purpose of paying bills contracted by the Board of Public 

Welfare in 1927 and under instruction of the State Accountants, not 
payable from 1928 funds. 

That the sum of $22.93 be transferred from the Excess and Defi- 
ciency Fund to the account of Overlay 1925 and the sum of $251.66 from 
the Excess and Deficiency Fund to the account of Overlay 1926 to bal- 
ance these accounts to date. 

The sum of $500 be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency 
Fund to be used by the Board of Selectmen in paying awards, execu- 
tions or settled claims. 

The following amounts be appropriated from the Excess and De- 
ficiency Fund: 

Continuous Sidewalks $5,000.00 

School repairs 2,635.00 
The following amounts appropriated for the various departments for 
the ensuing year. (Unanimous.) 

General Government 

Legislative $ 450.00 

Selectmen 3,358.00 

Accounting 2,578.00 

Treasury 2,253.00 

Collector of taxes 3,580.50 

Assessors 3,900.00 

Town Clerk 644.00 

Law 1,000.00 

Election and registration 4,000.00 

Engineering 7,000.00 

Town Hall 3,770.00 

Town Hall repairs 200.00 

Certification of notes and bonds 500.00 

Board of Appeals 245.00 

Protection of Life and Property 

Police $35,698.00 

Fire 39,600.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 555.00 

Moth 4,683.00 

Tree Warden 3,500.00 

Forest Warden 200.00 

Inspector of Buildings 1,100.00 
Subordinate officials including 

Dog Officer, Constable, Weigher, Inspector of Animals 490.00 

Health and Sanitation 

Health $8,866.00 

Dental clinic 1,200.00 

Health Nurse 1,350.00 

Cleaning beaches 1,376.00 

Refuse and garbage 13,525.00 

Health dumps 1,700.00 

Sewer 9,000.00 

Particular sewers 1,000.00 

Car of brooks 1,500.00 

Highways 

Highway administration $2,840.00 

Highway 37,000.00 

Crushed stone and gravel 4,000.00 

Seal coating 4,000.00 

Street construction 2,500.00 

Street watering and oiling 4,000.00 



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Sidewalks and curbing $3,500.00 

Snow and ice 4,000.00 

Lighting streets 23,500.00 

Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 

Public Welfare $8,550.00 

Soldiers' relief 5,000.00 

State Aid 500.00 

Military Aid 700.00 

Pensions 5,679.11 

Schools and Libraries 

School $155,480.00 

Library 6,300.00 

Recreation and Unclassified 

Parks $8,000.00 

Memorial Day 500.00 

Firemen's Memorial Sunday 200.00 

Heat and Light G. A. R. Hall 625.00 

Heat and Light V. F. W. Hall 200.00 

District Nurse 300.00 

Legion lease 950.00 

Trust Fund Custodian's bond 40.00 

Reserve fund 5,000.00 

Printing Town Reports 1,009.55 

Insurance 2,993.25 

Enterprises 

Cemetery $4,500.00 

Interest and Maturing Debt 

Interest on Loans in Anticipation of Revenue $10,000.00 

Interest on General Debt 13,090.50 

Interest on Sewer Loan 7,174.75 

Interest on Tuberculosis Hospital bonds 2,120.00 

General Debt Maturing 37,023.40 

Sewer Loans Maturing 15,850.00 

Tuberculosis Hospital Bonds Maturing 4,000.00 

Agency 

Tuberculosis Hospital Maintenance $4,049.70 



Report amended by striking out that part Millett road $2,000 on 
page 13 of Finance Report. (Unanimous.) 

Voted, Article 9. To amend the Zoning By-Law by changing from 
general residence districts to single residence districts the area included 
in the following streets and the land contiguous thereto or in the vicinity 
thereof, so that said area shall be subject to the provisions of Article 3 
of said Zoning By-Law, namely: Bay View avenue, Greenwood terrace, 
Fuller avenue and Forest avenue. (Unanimous.) 

Voted, Article 10. To amend the Zoning By-Laws by including 
both sides of Woodbine avenue, namely: All property abutting on said 
Woodbine avenue, in the single residence district, so-called, shown on 
the zoning map of the town as Number 3. (Unanimous.) 

At this time the Moderator, Kendall A. Sanderson, turned the chair 
over to the Town Clerk, as he wished to speak from the floor, on Articles 
11 and 12. 

Voted, Article 11. That a committee be appointed to make a study 
of the zoning of both sides of Humphrey street, from the Post Office 
block to Blaney Beach and to report their recommendations to the first 
town meeting subsequent to October 1, 1928: said committee consist of 
chairman Board of Selectmen, Town Counsel, one member Zoning Board 



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[Dec. 31 



of Appeals, one member Board of Assessors, and three citizens to be 
nominated from the floor. Chester A. Brown, 17 Middlesex avenue, 
Henry S. Baldwin, Elmwood road, and Fred A. Hale were named to 
serve on this committee. 

Voted, Article 12. That this article be referred to the same com- 
mittee under Article 11. 

Voted, Article 13. That this article be referred to the same com- 
mittee under Article 11. 

Voted, Article 17. Action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 18. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the committee do 
not continue in power, nor the appropriation of money for the employ- 
ment of counsel, but that all legal matters relating to the blasting con- 
troversy be handled by the town counsel under the direction of the 
Board of Selectmen, and that the sum of $125 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund to pay the expenses of a stenographer em- 
ployed by said committee. 

Voted, Article 19. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations: That the town transfer the unex- 
pended balance of $1,291.82 in the Barnstable street water main account 
to the Emergency Water Fund. 

A motion made at this time that when we adjourn it be to Wednes- 
day evening, April 4, 1928, was lost. 

Voted, Article 20. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations: That the town authorize the Water 
and Sewerage Board to sell the land, now owned by the town, on Dan- 
vers street in Salem, known as Thompson's Meadow, to the town of 
Marblehead for $1,000 the money so received to be credited to the Water 
Department from whose funds the original purchase was made, and 
that the Water and Sewerage Board are hereby authorized to execute, 
acknowledge and deliver in the name and in behalf of the town a deed 
conveying the title thereto. 

Voted, Article 21. That the town authorize the Water and Sewer- 
age Board to execute and deliver a lease to Frank I. Richardson con- 
veying the premises now occupied by him on New Ocean street, for the 
term of five years, beginning with the date of expiration of his present 
lease and on the same terms and conditions as are contained in said 
present lease. 

Voted, Article 22. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations: That a water main be laid in Mac- 
Arthur circle a distance of approximately 180 feet from Foster road and 
that the sum of $860 be appropriated therefor from the revenue of the 
Water Department but on condition that the Town Engineer shall have 
certified in writing to the Board of Selectmen that the street conforms 
in line and grade to the plan approved by the Board of Survey, and 
abutters have signed an agreement to pay 6 per cent interest on the in- 
vestment until the water rates of the users are equal to the interest 
thereon, proper waivers to be obtained from the abutters if in the judg- 
ment of the Water and Sewerage Board waivers are necessary for the 
protection of the town. 

Voted, Article 23. Action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 24. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That the town build a catch basin in 
Mapledale place to be connected with a pipe emptying into the Sprague 
brook so called, the work to be done under the supervision of the Water 
and Sewerage Board, that easements be taken in connection with said 
work if necessary and that the sum of $1,200 be appropriated therefor 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Article 25. That the report of the Finance Committee be 
accepted, and their recommendations be adopted as follows: That only 
that part of the eastern intercepting sewer from its present terminus 
to about Shepard avenue be constructed and that the sum of $13,000 be 



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appropriated therefor, to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, the 
work to be done under the direction of the Water and Sewerage Board. 
(Unanimous.) 

Voted, Article 26. Action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 27. Action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 28. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and their recommendations adopted. 

That the town authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell to Angelina 
Palleschi the lot located on Fairview avenue numbered 45, plan 13 of 
the present assessors' plans formerly known as lot 8 plan 27 of the old 
assessors' plans, for the sum of $100, and to execute, acknowledge, and 
deliver a deed conveying the title thereto. 

Voted, Article 29. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That the annual salarv of the Chief 
of Police be fixed at $2,600.00. 

Voted, that when we adjourn it be to Thursday evening, April 5. 
1928. at 7:30 P. M. 

Voted to adjourn at 11:50 P. M. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
April 5, 1928 

In accordance with the adjournment of April 3, 1928, the voters were 
called to order at 7.30 P. M. by Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator. 

Voted to dispense with the reading of the records of last meeting. 

Voted, Article 30. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate from Excess and Deficiency Fund the 
sum of $1,000 to be used for the observance of the Fourth of July, and 
to be expended under the direction of a committee consisting of one 
citizen from each of the eight precincts of the town. 

Voted, Article 31. That the report of the Finance Committee be 
accepted and their recommendations be adopted. 

That the grass plots at the intersections of streets of the town not 
already under the control of the Park Commission be placed under the 
control of that board. 

Voted, Article 32. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations: That the Town Engineer be re- 
quested to keep a record of the yardage and cost of replacing any portion 
of the wood block pavement on Humphrey street and Monument square 
and that the Surveyor of Highways be requested to report to the Town 
Engineer all instances of repairs made on this pavement and the cost 
of work done by his department, that all further action on this article be 
indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 33. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That the town seal coat Atlantic 
avenue and that the sum of $1,100 be appropriated therefor from the Ex- 
cess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Article 34. That the report of the Finance Committee be 
accepted and their recommendations be adopted: That part of the road 
between Burpee road and Tid street as laid out by the Board of Select- 
men be accepted as soon as all waivers are signed and delivered, and 
that the sum of $1,200 be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency 
Fund to put it in condition for travel. 

Voted, Article 35. Action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 36. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That the town accept that part of 
Hillcrest Circle not already accepted, and laid out by the Board of 



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[Dec. 31 



Selectmen as soon as the Town Engineer certifies to said Board that it is 
built to conform to the plan approved by the Board of Survey and that 
the sum of $900 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency 
Fund. 

Voted, Article 37. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That the town resurface Ocean 
View road from Sargent road, a distance of about 200 feet easterly and 
that $400 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Article 38. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That part of Banks circle as laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan drawn by 
W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated March, 1926, be accepted and that 
the sum of $400 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Defi- 
ciency Fund. 

Voted, Article 39. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That the town accept Lodge road 
as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, when all abutters 
have signed waivers, and that the sum of $1,400 be appropriated therefor 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Article 40. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations. That the town accept Bates road as 
laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with a plan drawn by W. W. 
Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, when all abutters have 
signed waivers and that the sum of $2,000 be appropriated therefor from 
the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Articles 41 and 42 taken up together. 

Voted, Articles 41 and 42. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations: That the town accept Ken- 
sington lane, a distance of 700 feet, beginning at Glen road and then con- 
tinuing to Northern avenue and also Northern avenue both as laid out 
by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with plans drawn by W. W. 
Pratt, Town Engineer, dated February, 1928, when all abutters have 
signed waivers, and that the sum of $1,500 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund for resurfacing Kensington lane and sur- 
facing Northern avenue. 

Voted, Article 43. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That the town resurface Norfolk 
avenue, easterly from Stetson avenue to Paradise road, the work to be 
done by contract made by the Board of Selectmen for the town, with 
bituminous macadam construction in accordance with specifications ap- 
proved by the division of highways of the State Department of Public 
Works, and that for this purpose $47.83 be transferred from the appro- 
priation for Humphrey street resurfacing and $9,452.17 from the Excess 
and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Article 44. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to take by eminent domain for the purpose of widening 
Blaney street a strip of land at the southeast corner of Humphrey street 
and Blaney street in said Swampscott, containing 69 square feet, ac- 
cording to a plan drawn by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated Jan- 
uary, 1928, and that $105 be appropriated therefor from Excess and 
Deficiency Fund. (Unanimous.) 

Voted, Article 45. Action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted, Article 46. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: For the purposes specified in Article 
7 and 25 which relate to the appropriation of ten thousand five hundred 
dollars for the construction of a sewer in Paradise road and Franklin 
avenue from the present terminus of the sewer in Paradise road near 
Farragut road, a distance of about sixteen hundred feet; to the appro- 
priation of four thousand dollars for the construction of a sewer in 



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Fuller avenue from Bay View avenue, a distance of about four hundred 
feet; to the appropriation of three thousand five hundred dollars for the 
extension of the King's brook culvert in a northerly direction for a 
distance of two hundred twenty-five feet; to the appropriation of thirteen 
thousand dollars for the construction of that part of the intercepting 
sewer from its present terminus in Palmer road to about Shepard ave- 
nue, said appropriations aggregating thirty-one thousand dollars, that 
six thousand dollars thereof be raised from the tax levy of the current 
year in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 338 of the Acts of 
1923, and that the treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen be 
authorized to borrow a sum not to exceed the remainder, viz., twenty- 
five thousand dollars, and to issue bonds or notes of the town therefor; 
said bonds or notes to be signed by the treasurer and countersigned by 
a majority of the Selectmen, and shall be issued and payable in ac- 
cordance with provisions of Chapter 44 of the General Laws and any 
acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, so that the whole loan 
shall be paid in not more than thirty years from the date of the issue 
of the first bond or note or at such earlier dates as the treasurer with 
the approval of the Selectmen may determine. Said bonds or notes 
shall be denominated on the face thereof "Swampscott Sewer Loan 
1928," and shall bear such rates of interest as may be fixed by the 
treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen. (Unanimous.) 

Voted that the Town Clerk prepare a booklet, containing a map 
of the town, copy of the Act, Chapter 300 Acts 1927, and By-Laws of 
the town for the Town Meeting Members. 

Vote of thanks was extended to the Finance Committee. (Unani- 
mous). 

Voted to dissolve at 8.30 P. M. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



JULY FOURTH COMMITTEE 



Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator, 
Fourth of July Committee: 

Alfred B. Jones, Chairman 
Alfred Ellis 
George H. Knowlton 
Ralph H. Cary 
George B. Learned 
Philip W. Blood 
Ralph Maxwell 
Herbert A. Johnson 
Attest: 



May 10, 1928. 
appointed the following on the 

102 Essex street 
84 Stetson avenue 
164 Burrill street 
33 Norfolk avenue 
12 Banks road 
33 Rockland street 
82 Millett road 
8 Palmer avenue 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 
Tuesday, April 24, 1928 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote 
in Primaries to meet in their respective precincts in said Swampscott, 
Tuesday, the Twenty-fourth day of April, 1928, at 3.00 o'clock P. M., 
for the following purposes: 



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[Dec. 31 



To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Election of 
Candidates of Political Parties for the following offices: 

7 Delegates at large to the national convention of the Republican 
party. 

7 Alternate delegates at large to the national convention of the 
Republican party. 

8 Delegates at large to the national convention of the Democratic 
party. 

8 Alternate delegates at large to the national convention of the 
Democratic party. 

2 District delegates to the national convention of the Republican 
party, 6th Congressional district. 

2 Alternate district delegates to the national convention of the 
Republican party, 6th Congressional district. 

4 District delegates to the national convention of the Democratic 
party, 6th Congressional district. 

4 Alternate district delegates to the national convention of the 
Democratic party, 6th Congressional district. 

Presidential Preference: 

Preference for Republican candidate for President of the United 
States. 

Preference for Democratic candidate for President of the United 
States. 

The polls will be open from 3 to 8 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting as 
directed by vote of the town. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this sixth day of April, A. D. 1928. 

(Seal) 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true cop v. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 
Constable. 



RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, and three other public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott on Monday, April 16, 1928, the posting of said 
notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD. 

Constable. 



PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES 
Tuesday, April 24, 1928 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant the voters of the town 
assembled at the voting places in the several precincts and were called 
to order at 3.00 o'clock P. M., by the presiding officers. The warrant 
calling the meeting, with the return thereon, was read by the clerks 
of each precinct. 

The following precinct officers were appointed by the Selectmen 
and qualified for the same: 

Precinct 1. Edward H. Jordan (R), Warden; Robert B. Hegarty 
(D), Clerk; Lewis A. Coleman (R), Charles A. Bryson (D), Inspectors. 



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Precinct 2. Harry E. Cahoon (R), Warden; Leon D. Monty (D), 
Clerk; William P. Norcross (R), John H. Burns (D), Inspectors. 

Precinct 3. Stuart P. Ellis (R), Warden; Charles E. Melzard .(D), 
Clerk; Alexander Wallace (R), Robert L. Douglas (D), Inspectors. 

Precinct 4. Lewis N. Crocker (R), Warden; Donald S. Sawyer 
(D), Clerk; Charles E. Souther (R), John B. Cahoon (D), Inspectors. 

Precinct 5. Albert Enholm (R), Warden; Raymond H. Owens 
(D), Clerk; Irving A. Curtis (R), Walter L. Kehoe (D), Inspectors. 

Precinct 6. Herman E. Story (R), Warden; Timothy J. Ryan (D), 
Clerk; Arthur C. Eaton (R), George H. Coan (D), Inspectors. 

Precinct 7. Henry J. Butt (R), Warden; James D. Mulligan (D), 
Clerk; Charles J. Dolan (D), Walter Lofmark (R), Inspectors. 

Precinct 8. James S. Kennedy (R), Warden; William C. Hill (D), 
Clerk; Louise Miller (R), Sarah Conners (D), Inspectors. 

The packages containing the ballots were delivered to the In- 
spectors at each Precinct. The polls closed at 8 o'clock P. M. The 
ballot boxes registered correctly, and the checks on the voting lists 
were the same as the number of ballots cast. 

Precinct 1. Republican, 52; Democratic, 6 

Precinct 2. Republican, 68; Democratic, 9 

Precinct 3. Republican, 90; Democratic, 6 

Precinct 4. Republican, 96; Democratic, 3 

Precinct 5. Republican, 123; Democratic, 

Precinct 6. Republican, 84; Democratic, 6 

Precinct 7. Republican, 58; Democratic, 12 

Precinct 8. Republican, 145; Democratic, 11 

Total vote cast: Republican, 716; Democratic, 53. 



REPUBLICAN BALLOT 



Delegates at Large 



Precincts 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Tot. 


William M. Butler, of Boston 


45 


56 


78 


87 


114 


75 


52 


130 


637 


Frederick H. Gillett, Springfield 


47 


56 


77 


87 


117 


72 


50 


129 


635 


Channing H. Cox, of Boston 


44 


58 


77" 


85 


114 


70 


49 


124 


621 


Eben S. Draper, of Hopedale 


38 


47 


71 


73 


103 


68 


44 


112 


556 


Pauline R. Thayer, Lancaster 


39 


50 


65 


70 


95 


62 


44 


114 


539 


Minnie R. Dwight, of Holyoke 


38 


47 


62 


68 


89 


56 


40 


90 


490 


Grace H. Bagley, of Westwood 


33 


42 


58 


61 


85 


47 


41 


88 


455 


Frederick L. Anderson, of Newton 22 


20 


32 


38 


44 


29 


23 


55 


263 


Blanks 


58 


100 


110 


103 


100 


109 


63 


73 


816 


Alternate Delegate at Large 












Louise M. Williams of Taunton 


34 


54 


63 


72 


95 


64 


44 


93 


519 


Mary Pratt Potter of Greenfield 


35 


53 


63 


72 


92 


68 


41 


97 


521 


Eliot Wadsworth, of Boston 


37 


54 


66 


78 


99 


72 


42 


104 


552 


Frederick H. Prince of Wenham 


37 


52 


65 


78 


100 


67 


39 


106 


544 


Butler Ames, of Lowell 


36 


52 


65 


77 


101 


70 


42 


103 


546 


Edwin F. Leonard, of Springfield 37 


49 


63 


76 


95 


65 


39 


90 


514 


Raoul H. Beadreau, of Marlboro' 


32 


51 


58 


72 


86 


61 


38 


84 


482 


Blanks 


116 


111 


187 


147 


193 


121 


121 


338 


1334 


District Delegates, Sixth District 










A. Piatt Andrew, of Gloucester 


39 


.54 


72 


82 


102 


70 


42 


106 


567 


J. Otis Wardwell, of Haverhill 


26 


45 


59 


72 


89 


62 


38 


93 


484 


Albert P. Wadleigh, of Merrimac 


10 


9 


18 


13 


25 


13 


11 


26 


125 


Blanks 


29 


28 


31 


25 


30 


23 


25 


65 


256 


Alternate District Delegates, Sixth District 








Evelyn F. Masury, of Danvers 


35 


54 


62 


75 


94 


59 


44 


93 


516 


Herman A. MacDonald, Beverly 


36 


54 


58 


75 


87 


58 


44 


94 


506 


Blanks 


33 


28 


60 


42 


65 


51 


28 


103 


410 



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[Dec. 31 



Presidential Preference 



Precincts 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


g 


Tot. 


14 prncrt T-T r\r*vr>r 






44 


43 


73 






82 

Oil 


242 


Hoover 


40 


53 


19 


23 


26 




43 


26 


230 


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1 


67 






68 


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Herbert A. Hoover 






1 












1 


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1 


1 


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1 


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2 










2 


2 


7 


Dawes 


1 


1 




2 






3 


\ 


o 

y 


Charles Dawps 






1 












1 


Vice Pres Dawes 






1 










\ 


2 


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I 




Gov T^nller 










1 








i 


Alvan T. Fuller 






1 








1 


1 


3 


Lowden 


1 


1 




1 










3 


xVtr. Lowden 
















1 


1 


\ nHersnn 










1 










William F Borah 












1 




1 


2 


Pintt AnHrews 




















Nicholas Longworth 






1 










1 


2 


E. Hughes 






1 












1 


Charles A. Hughes 
















1 


1 


Dr. Nicholas Butler 
















1 


1 


Gov. Al. Smith 
















1 


1 


Al. Smith 






1 












1 


Blanks 


9 


11 


9 


17 


9 


11 


8 


13 


87 



DEMOCRATIC BALLOT 
Delegates at Large 



Precincts 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Tot. 


David I. Walsh, of Fitchburg 


6 


7 


5 


3 





6 


12 


10 


49 


James M. Curley, of Boston 


6 


7 


6 


3 





6 


10 


9 


47 


Andrew J. Peters, of Boston 


6 


5 


5 


3 





5 


10 


6 


40 


Charles H. Cole, of Boston 


6 


5 


5 


3 





5 


10 


6 


40 


Joseph B. Ely, of Westfield 


6 


4 


5 


3 





5 


9 


5 


37 


Helen A. MacDonald, of Boston 


6 


5 


5 


3 





5 


8 


8 


40 


William J. Foley, of Boston 


6 


7 


5 


3 





6 


10 


7 


44 


Edward J. Kelley. of Worcester 


6 


4 


6 


1 





5 


8 


9 


39 


Lawrence F. Quigley, of Chelsea 





3 





1 








3 





7 


Blanks 





25 


6 


1 





5 


16 


28 


81 


Alternate Delegates at Large 












Charles H. McGlue, of Cambridge 6 


6 


4 


1 





4 


9 


5 


35 


Strabo V. Claggett, of Newton 


6 


5 


4 


1 





4 


7 


4 


31 


Joseph Santosuosso, of Boston 


6 


6 


4 


1 





3 


7 


4 


31 


Bernard M. Wolf, of Boston 


6 


5 


4 


1 





4 


7 


4 


31 


Elizabeth C. Mclnerney, Boston 


6 


5 


4 


1 





3 


8 


5 


32 


Dorothy Whipple Fry, of Brookline 


6 


5 


4 


1 





4 


7 


6 


33 


James A. Donovan, of Lawrence 


6 


5 


5 


1 





3 


8 


5 


33 


Raymond V. McNamara, Haverhill 6 


5 


5 


1 





4 


8 


6 


35 



Blanks 30 14 16 19 35 49 163 

District Delegates, Sixth District 

John J. McCarthy, of Salem 37400565 30 

lames J. Gaffney, of Danvers 14400363 21 

Lot F. McNamara, Jr., of Haverhill 14400456 24 



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51 



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4 







7 


Q 

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7 


4 


o 


o 


5 


5 


5 


29 


3 


3 


2 


1 





2 


3 





14 


2 





2 


1 








4 


1 


10 


3 





2 


1 





1 


4 


1 


12 


4 


4 


2 


1 





2 


6 


2 


21 


4 


7 





8 





2 


9 


21 


51 



Precincts 
Denis J. Sullivan, of Salem 
James D. Burns, of Salem 
James McPherson, of Beverly 
John H. O'Neil, of Amesbury 



Blanks 

Alternate District Delegates, Sixth District 

William H. Quinn, of Salem 
James Kinsella, of Salem 
Henry A. Sullivan, of Salem 
Dennis F. Foley, of Salem 
Walter J. West, of Salem 
Richard T. Fennessey, of Danvers 
Thomas H. Brophy, of Gloucester 
John F. Sweeney, of Salem 
Blanks 



4 


6 


3 


2 





5 


7 


3 


30 


2 


4 


4 


2 





3 


4 


3 


22 


3 


5 


5 


2 





4 


7 


4 


30 


4 


4 


4 


2 





4 


6 


5 


29 


4 


1 











1 


3 


3 


12 


2 


1 


1 











3 


1 


8 


3 


3 


3 











2 


3 


14 


2 


2 


2 








1 


4 


2 


13 





10 


2 


4 





6 


12 


20 


54 



Smith 
Alfred E. Smith 
A. E. Smith 
Al. Smith 
A. Smith 

Gov. Alfred E. Smith 
Alfort 1. Smith 
Blanks 

Dissolved at 11.30 P 
Attest: 



Presidential Preference 

5 6 



10 



12 
10 
1 
5 

10 
2 
1 

12 



M. 



RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



WARRANT SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Thursday, April 26, 1928 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall 
in Swampscott, on Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of April, at 7.30 
P. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes, 
and approoriate money therefor, a parcel of land, containing approxi- 
mately 96,980 square feet, located at the corner of Salem and Humphrey 
streets, Swampscott, or any portion of said parcel, or any additional 
land immediately adjoining the same; said lot containing 96,980 square 
feet being bounded approximately as follows: 

Southeasterly by Humphrey street, 353 feet more or less; north- 
easterly by Salem street, 235 feet more or less; northwesterly by land 
of the Palmer Estate, so-called, 330 feet more or less; southwesterly by 
land of the Palmer Estate, so-called, 350 feet more or less; said premises 
are a portion of the land assessed to Percival B. Palmer 

Art. 2. To see if the town will vote to erect a public school on 
the premises referred to in Article 1, or any portion thereof, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Art. 3. To see if the town will appoint a committee with full 
authority to engage an architect, obtain plans and proceed with the 
erection of such public school on the premises referred to in Article 
1, and generally to do all things necessary thereto, and appropriate 
money for the same. 



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[Dec. 31 



Art. 4. To hear the report of the committee on the Palmer School 
matter and to see what action the town will take concerning the recom- 
mendations contained therein. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes, and appro- 
priate money therefor, the following described premises in said Swamp- 
scott now standing in the name of Maria S. Hastings: 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of the present Palmer School 
lot, said point being 114.64 feet distant from Humphrey street; thence 
northwesterly by land of Carrie E. Bradley and Edith S. Widdoes for a 
distance of 158.00 feet; southerly by land of grantee for a distance of 
about 107.00 feet to the northerly line of a proposed street as shown 
on plan of subdivision of land owned by Maria S. Hastings, by Jonathan 
P. Blaney, dated January 16, 1923; thence running easterly along the 
northerly line of proposed street, for a distance of about 336.00 feet to 
the southerly corner of the present Palmer School lot; thence northerly 
by said Palmer School lot, for a distance of "113.36 feet to the point 
of beginning. 

Containing approximately 35,780 square feet, including lots No. 37, 
38 and 39 respectively, as shown on the above mentioned plan. 

Art. 6. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes, and appro- 
priate money therefor, the following described premises in said Swamp- 
scott now standing in the name of William C. McNamara: 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of the present Palmer School 
lot said point being 114.64 feet distant from Humphrey street; thence 
northerly by land of William C. McNamara for a distance of 69.38 feet, 
thence westerly by land of Grace E. Mills for a distance of 133.27 feet; 
thence southeasterly by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance of 
150.25 feet to the point of beginning. 

Containing approximately 4,620 square feet. 

Art. 7. To see what action the town will take in regard to appoint- 
ing a committee to study the advisability of instituting a Planning 
Board for the Town of Swampscott under Chapter 41, Section 70 of 
the General Laws. 

Art. 8. To see if the -town will vote to increase the salary of the 
Chief of the Fire Department to $2,600, and appropriate money therefor. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to rescind the vote under 
Article 52 of the Annual Town Warrant of February 21, 1927, whereby 
it was voted to borrow not to exceed $4,500 for continuous sidewalks. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to rescind the vote under 
Article 4 of the Adjourned Special Town Meeting held November 15, 
1927, whereby the sum of $1,000 was appropriated for the use of the 
Investigation Committee, said sum to be raised by notes or bonds of 
the town. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning by-law 
by changing from general residence district to single residence district 
the area included in the following street and the land contiguous thereto 
or in the vicinity thereof, so that said area shall then be subject to the 
provisions of Article 3 of said zoning by-law, namely: Oak road. 

Art. 12. To appropriate and raise by borrowing, under any general 
or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or otherwise, 
such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or all of the 
purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public 
and conspicuous places in the town, seven days before the day appointed 
for said meeting. 



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HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of 
meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this thirteenth day of April, A. D. 1928. 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy, Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott on Monday, April 16, 1928, the posting of said 
notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Thursday, April 26, 1928 

In accordance with the W T arrant, meeting called to order by Kendall 
A. Sanderson, Moderator, at 7.30 P. M. Warrant and return thereon 
read by the Town Clerk. 

The report of the Finance Committee was read by James W. Santry, 
Chairman. 

FINANCE REPORT 

To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

At the special town meeting held April 3, we recommended the 
taking of certain land immediately in the rear of the Palmer School, and 
the erection thereon of a school building containing four classrooms. 
At this meeting it was represented that a plan for the taking of another 
lot of land was under consideration and to permit its investigation the 
meeting was adjourned to April 17, 1928. This plan involves the taking 
of land at the corner of Humphrey and Salem streets, more particularly 
described in Article 1 of the present warrant. 

During the consideration of this plan, another lot of land located 
in Forest avenue and abutting on Orchard road, containing 122,000 
square feet, was suggested and strongly urged as a site for the school. 
The taking of this land was recommended by the Finance Committee 
at a special town meeting held July 27, 1926, but the report contemplated 
the continued use of the present building. The distance between this 
site and the present building was so great as to present an objection to 
the taking of the land at that time. 

There is a strong feeling, however, that the old building should be 
abandoned and that a new building sufficiently large to accommodate all 
the pupils now seeking admission to the elementary grades of this dis- 
trict and one making some provision for the future needs of the com- 
munity should be erected. 

The Forest avenue lot, therefore, has never been considered by the 
town on the basis of discontinuing the use of the present building. 
There are features about this lot that recommend it strongly as a site 
for a schoolhouse. It is removed from any public thoroughfare, thus 
eliminating dangers incident to automobile traffic. It is in a quiet 
locality and is near the geographical center of the district to be served. 
In addition to the above mentioned features there is a belief that the 
ultimate cost of either of the other locations will be as great. 



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[Dec. 31 



This lot has only recently been pressed strongly before us for con- 
sideration. No provision is made in the present warrant that would 
permit the taking of any action thereon. There is a strong sentiment 
among members of the committee that this site should be considered 
by the town meeting before a selection of a location is made. 

To give the committee an opportunity to investigate the relative 
merits of the three sites, we recommend that a new warrant be issued 
by the Board of Selectmen returnable May 10 at 7.45 o'clock P. M. 
containing the following articles: 

Article 1. To see if the town will take in fee for public school 
purposes a certain parcel of land located in Forest avenue and abutting 
on Orchard road, bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Forest avenue, thence 
running N. 70-07-40 W. for a distance of 210 feet from a drill hole; 
thence turning right angle bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a 
distance of about 386 feet; thence northwesterly bounded by land of 
Maria S. Hastings and others for a distance of about 300 feet; thence 
southerly bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance of about 
427 feet to the northerly side of Forest avenue; thence along the north- 
erly side of Forest avenue to the point of beginning; containing about 
122,000 square feet. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to erect a public school on 
the premises referred to in Article 1, or any portion thereof, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Article 3. To see if the town will appoint a committee with full 
authority to engage an architect, obtain plans and proceed with the 
erection of such public school on the premises referred to in Article 1, 
and generally to do all things necessary thereto, and appropriate money 
for the same. 

We further recommend that there also appear in that warrant 
Articles one to six, inclusive, which appear in this warrant. 

We recommend that action under Articles one to six, inclusive, be 
indefinitely postponed. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to increase the salary of 
the Chief of the Fire Department to $2600, and appropriate money 
therefor. 

At the annual town meeting we made a report on the budget of the 
Fire Department for the ensuing year and the amount recommended 
corresponded with the requests made by the Board of Fire Engineers. 
We therefore feel that there should be no change at this time and 
recommend that action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to rescind the vote under 
Article 52 of the Annual Town Warrant of February 21, 1927, whereby 
it was voted to borrow not to exceed $4500 for continuous sidewalks. 

This money was not borrowed, but as long as the amount remains 
as a loan authorized, it is a liability of the town, and reduces the 
present borrowing capacity to that extent. 

We recommend that the town vote to rescind the vote under Article 
52 of the Annual Town Warrant of February 21, 1927, whereby it was 
voted to borrow a sum not to exceed $4500 for continuous sidewalks. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to rescind the vote under 
Article 4 of the Adjourned Special Town Meeting, held November 15. 
1927, whereby the sum of $1000 was appropriated for the use of the 
Investigation Committee, said sum to be raised by notes or bonds of 
the town. 

The necessity for raising this amount has passed, the money re- 
quested by the committee having been provided by the Town in its 
annual town meeting of this year. 

We therefore recommend that the town vote to rescind the vote 
under Article 4 of the Adjourned Special Town Meeting, held Novem- 



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ber 15, 1927, whereby the sum of $1000 was appropriated for the use 
of the Investigation Committee, said sum to be raised by notes or 
bonds of the town. 

JAMES W. SANTRY, 
FREDERICK J. RUDD, 
CHARLES F. HATHAWAY, 
JOHN R. HURLBURT, 
RALPH J. CURTIS, 
CHESTER A. BROWN, 
PAUL W. BRICKETT, 

Finance Committee. 
Article 1. Voted to accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and their recommendations as amended: That the Finance Committee 
with the Housing Committee investigate any other sites that may be 
deemed advisable. That a new warrant be issued by the Board of Select- 
men returnable May 10, at 7.45 o'clock P. M., containing the following 
articles: 

Article 1. To see if the town will take in fee for public school pur- 
poses a certain parcel of land located in Forest avenue and abutting on 
Orchard road, bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Forest avenue, thence 
running N. 70-07-40 W. for a distance of 210 feet from a drill hole; 
thence turning right angle bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a 
distance of about 386 feet; thence northwesterly bounded by land of 
Maria S. Hastings and others for a distance of about 300 feet; thence 
southerly bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance of about 
427 feet to the northerly side of Forest avenue; thence along the north- 
erly side of Forest avenue to the point of beginning: containing about 
122,000 square feet. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to erect a public school on 
the premises referred to in Article 1, or any portion thereof, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Article 3. To see if the town will appoint a committee with full 
authority to engage an architect, obtain plans and proceed with the 
erection of such school on the premises referred to in Article 1, and 
generally to do all things necessary thereto and appropriate money for 
the same. 

That there also appear in that warrant Articles 1 to 6, inclusive, 
which appear in this warrant. 

That action under Articles 1 to 6, inclusive, be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted, Article 7. That a committee of five be appointed by the 
Moderator to study the advisability of instituting a Planning Board for 
the Town of Swampscott under Chapter 41, Section 70, of the General 
Laws. 

Voted, Article 8. Report of the Finance Committee was lost. 

Voted, that the town increase the salary of the Chief of the Fire 
Department to $2,600. 

Voted, Article 9. To rescind the vote under Article 52 of the An- 
nual Town Warrant of February 21, 1927, whereby it was voted to 
borrow not to exceed $4,500 for continuous sidewalks. 

Voted, Article 10. To rescind the vote under Article 4 of the Ad- 
journed Special Town Meeting held November 15, 1927, whereby the 
sum of $1,000 was appropriated for use of the Investigation Committee, 
said sum to be raised by notes or bonds of the town. 

Voted, Article 11. Action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted, Article 12. Action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted to dissolve at 9.35 P. M. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT 
Thursday, May 10, 1928 

Essex, ss. 

GREETING: 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said County, 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are di- 
rected to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified to 
vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall in 
said Swampscott, on Thursday, the tenth day of May, at 7.45 P. M., 
then and there to act on the following articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To hear the report of the committee on the Palmer 
School matter and to see what action the town will take concerning 
the recommendations contained therein. 

Art. 2. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes, and appro- 
priate money therefor, the following described premises in said Swamp- 
scott now standing in the name of Maria S. Hastings: 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of the present Palmer School 
lot, said point being 114.64 feet distant from Humphrey street; thence 
northwesterly by land of Carrie E. Bradley and Edith S. Widdoes for 
a distance of 158.00 feet; southerly by land of grantee for a dis- 
tance of about 107.00 feet to the northerly line of a proposed street 
as shown on plan of subdivision of land owned by Maria S. Hastings, 
by Jonathan P. Blaney, dated January 16, 1923; thence running easterly 
along the northerly line of proposed street, for a distance of about 336.00 
feet to the southerly corner of the present Palmer School lot; thence 
northerly by said Palmer School lot, for a distance of 113.36 feet to the 
point of beginning. Containing approximately 35,780 square feet, in- 
cluding lots No. 37, 38 and 39, respectively, as shown on the above 
mentioned plan. 

Art. 3. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes, and appro- 
priate money therefor, the following described premises in said Swamp- 
scott now standing in the name of William C. McNamara: 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of the present Palmer School 
lot said point being 114.64 feet distant from Humphrey street; thence 
northerly by land of W T illiam C. McNamara for a distance of 69.38 
feet; thence westerly by land of Grace E. Mills for a distance of 133.27 
feet; thence southeasterly by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance 
of 150.25 feet to the point of beginning. Containing approximately 
4,620 square feet. 

Art. 4. To see if the town will vote to erect a public school on 
the premises referred to in Article 1, or any portion thereof, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will appoint a committee with full 
authority to engage an architect, obtain plans and proceed with the 
erection of such public school on the premises referred to in Article 1, 
and generally to do all things necessary thereto, and appropriate money 
for the same. 

Art. 6. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes, 
and appropriate money therefor, a parcel of land, containing approxi- 
mately 96,980 square feet, located at the corner of Salem and Humphrey 
streets, Swampscott, or any portion of said parcel, or any additional 
land immediately adjoining the same; said lot containing 96,980 square 
feet, being bounded approximately as follows: 

Southeasterly by Humphrey street, 353 feet more or less; north- 
easterly by Salem street, 235 feet more or less; northwesterly by land 
oi the Palmer estate, so-called, 330 feet more or less; southwesterly by 
land of the Palmer Estate, so-called, 350 feet more or less; said premises 
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Art. 7. To see if the town will vote to erect a public school on 
the premises referred to in Article 6 or any portion thereof, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will appoint a committee with full 
authority to engage an architect, obtain plans and proceed with the 
erection of such public school on the premises referred to in Article 6 
a'nd generally to do all things necessary thereto, and appropriate money 
for the same. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will take in fee for public school pur- 
poses a certain parcel of land located in Forest avenue and abutting on 
Orchard road bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Forest avenue, thence 
running N 70-07-40 W for a distance of 210 feet from a drill hole; 
thence turning right angle bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a 
distance of about 386 feet; thence northwesterly bounded by land of 
Maria S. Hastings and others for a distance of about 300 feet; thence 
southerly bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance of about 
427 feet to the northerly side of Forest avenue; thence along the north- 
erly side of Forest avenue to the point of beginning; containing about 
122,000 square feet. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to erect a public school on 
the premises referred to in Article 9, or any portion thereof, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will appoint a committee with full 
authority to engage an architect, obtain plans and proceed with the 
erection of such public school on the premises referred to in Article 
9 and generally to do all things necessary thereto, and appropriate 
money for the same. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes 
and appropriate money therefor, a certain parcel of land, located on 
Humphrey street, in said Swampscott, plate 25, lot 41 of the Assessors' 
plans and assessed to Daniel Griffin, or any portion of said parcel or 
any additional land immediately adjoining the same. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to authorize the erection of a 
public school on the premises referred to in Article 12 or any portion 
thereof, and appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will appoint a committee with full 
authority to engage an architect, obtain plans and proceed with the 
erection of such public school on the premises referred to in Article 12, 
and generally to do all things necessary thereto, and appropriate money 
for the same. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes 
and appropriate money therefor, a certain parcel of land, located on 
Bates road, in said Swampscott, plate 24, lot 28 of the Assessors' plans 
and assessed to Mary J. Daly, or any portion of said parcel, or any 
additional land immediately adjoining the same. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will vote to authorize the erection of 
a public school on the premises referred to in Article 15 or any portion 
thereof, and appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 17. To see if the town will appoint a committee with full 
authority to engage an architect, obtain plans and proceed with the 
erection of such public school on the premises referred to in Article 15, 
and generally to do all things necessary thereto, and appropriate money 
for the same. 

Art. 18. To see if the town will vote to increase the pay of the 
captains and patrolmen of the police department $200 per year each, 
same to be retroactive to January 1st and appropriate money for the 
same as petitioned for by Forrest E. Beal et als. 

Art. 19. To see if the town will vote to request the Board of 
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against the land and building thereon, situated and located at 225 
Humphrey street and owned by Ellen M. Wardwell, as petitioned for 
by Kendall A. Sanderson. 

Art. 20. To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning by-law 
by changing from general residence district to single residence district 
the area included in the following street and the land contiguous thereto 
or in the vicinity thereof, so that said area shall then be subject to the 
provisions of Article 3 of said zoning by-law, namely: Oak road. 

Art. 21. To see if the town will vote to pay the laborers in the 
Highway Department for all legal holidays and appropriate money for 
the same as petitioned for by Woodbury Rodrick et als. 

Art. 22. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in 
Atlantic road for a distance of approximately one hundred sixty (160) 
feet and appropriate money for the same as recommended by the Health 
Officer. 

Art. 23. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $7,000 in addi- 
tion to the amount appropriated at the annual town meeting for the 
purpose of constructing a stable for the Highway Department. 

Art. 24. To appropriate and raise by borrowing under any general' 
or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or otherwise, 
such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or all of the 
purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public 
and conspicuous places in the town, seven days before the day appointed 
for said meeting. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meet- 
ing aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this thirtieth day of April, A. D. 1928. 
(Seal) 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott on Wednesday, May 2, 1928, the posting of said 
notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD. 

Constable. 



May 10, 1928. 

Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator, appointed the following com- 
mittees: 

HIGH SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

H. Allen Durkee 2 Essex terrace 

John A. Holmes 8 Essex avenue 

Chester A. Brown 17 Middlesex avenue 

John R. Hurlburt 5 Ellis road 

Henry S. Baldwin, Chairman 141 Elmwood road 

Eleanor H. Ingelfinger 5 Cliffside 

Philip E. Bessom 20 Aspen road 

Ralph H. Nutter 21 Mostyn street 



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COMMITTEE ON PURCHASING 

Dr. Howard K. Glidden, Chairman 
William E. Plummer 
Frank S. Newton 
Edwin W. Tibbetts 
George H. Gray 
Attest: 



49 Rockland street 
150 Atlantic avenue 
30 Fuller avenue 
22 Walker road 
8 Humphrey street 



RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Thursday, May 10, 1928 

In accordance with the warrant meeting called to order by Kendall 
A. Sanderson, Moderator, at 7.45 P. M. Warrant and return thereon 
read by the Town Clerk. 

Voted, that Articles 1 to 5, inclusive, be taken up together as recom- 
mended by the Finance Committee, action on these Articles be in- 
definitely postponed. 

Motion of Mr. Santry that Articles 6 to 11, inclusive, be consid- 
ered together, an amendment was made that each article be taken up 
separately; amendment was lost by a vote: For, 49; Against, 69. 

Voted, that Articles 6 to 11, inclusive, be considered together. 

Report for site 3 Hastings lot Forest avenue read by Frederick J. 
Rudd, report for Palmer lot read by James W. Santry. 

The majority report of the Finance Committee was read by Fred- 
erick J. Rudd, the minority report of the Finance Committee was read 
by James W. Santry. 

It was moved and seconded that the minority report be accepted 
and their recommendations be adopted. 

An amendment was made that majority report be accepted, and the 
recommendations be adopted. Amendment was lost by vote: For, 60; 
Against, 63. 

Voted, to accept the minority report as read by Mr. Santry and 
adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Board of Selectmen, in behalf of the town, be and hereby 
are authorized to take in fee, for public school purposes, the following 
described premises, and that the sum of ten thousand dollars be appro- 
priated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund, namely: 

Southeasterly by Humphn y street 341.74 feet; northeasterly by 
Salem street 235 feet; northwesterly by land of the Palmer estate, so- 
called, 330 feet; and southerly and southwesterly by land of said Palmer 
estate 347.90 feet; being a portion of the land assessed to Percival B. 
Palmer and containing 96,780 square feet. 

That a committee, consisting of one member of the School Com- 
mittee, one member of the Board of Selectmen, one member of the 
Finance Committee, the Building Inspector, and one voter of the town, 
be appointed by the moderator to attend to the erection, on the above 
described premises, of a school building of brick construction containing 
six class rooms and an auditorium that may be converted into two addi- 
tional class rooms, and the necessary and usual appurtenances and con- 
veniences in connection therewith; that said committee be and hereby 
is authorized to employ an architect to procure suitable plans, drawings 
and specifications for said building; that said committee be and hereby 
is authorized to make and execute all contracts for the erection of said 
building and for the installation of all necessary and usual appur- 
tenances and conveniences pertaining to the use thereof for school 
purposes, and for its heating, ventilating, plumbing and lighting and for 
all necessary and convenient approaches and connections, and also to 
arrange and complete all other matters that may be necessary relating 
to the entire subject, and that for this purpose the sum of one hundred 



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ten thousand dollars be appropriated therefor to be raised by bonds or 
notes of the town. 

That said committee in selecting an architect for this work, give 
full opportunity to all architects residing in Swampscott. 

The above vote was more than two-thirds, namely: 122 yes; 1 no. 

Voted, Articles 12 to 17, inclusive, be taken up together, and action 
on these Articles be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 18. To accept the Finance Committee report and 
adopt their recommendations, that action on this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

The Moderator turned the chair over to the Town Clerk. 

The Finance Committee report on Article 19 to indefinitely postpone 
action on this article was amended that the town accept Article 19; 
said amendment was lost by vote: 23 for; 68 against. 

Voted, that action on Article 19 be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 20. To amend the Zoning By-Law by changing 
from general residence district to single residence district the area in- 
cluded in the following street and the land contiguous thereto, or in the 
vicinity thereof, so that said area shall be subject to the provisions of 
Article 3 of said Zoning By-Law, namely: Oak road. (Unanimous). 

Voted, Article 21. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That action under this 
article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 22. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That a sewer be built in 
Atlantic road from the point of its junction with Puritan avenue in a 
northerly direction for a distance of one hundred sixty feet, and that 
the sum of four hundred dollars be appropriated therefor from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund, the work to be done under the direction 
of the Water and Sewerage Board. (Unanimous). 

The Finance Committee report on Article 23, was amended, to 
adopt the Article; said amendment was lost: For, 52; Against, 65. 

Voted, to accept the Finance Committee report, and adopt their 
recommendations : 

That the vote passed at the last annual town meeting, whereby the 
sum of $10,000 was appropriated for this purpose be rescinded; that 
the committee appointed at the last annual town meeting, consisting of 
the Board of Selectmen, the Surveyor of Highways and the Building 
Inspector, be directed to give further consideration to the subject, and 
report at the next annual town meeting, and that action under this 
article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 24. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

For the purposes specified in Articles 7 and 8 and the votes there- 
under, which relate to the appropriation of one hundred ten thousand 
dollars for the construction of a public school building, that six thousand 
dollars thereof be raised from the tax levy of the current year in accord- 
ance with the provision of Chapter 338 of the Acts of 1923 and all acts 
in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, and that the treasurer with 
the approval of the Selectmen be authorized to borrow a sum not to 
exceed the remainder, viz.: one hundred four thousand dollars, and to 
issue bonds or notes of the town therefor; said bonds or notes shall be 
signed by the treasurer and countersigned by a majority of Selectmen, 
and shall be issued and payable in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 44 of the General Laws and all acts in amendment thereof and 
in addition thereto, so that the whole loan shall be paid in not more than 
twenty years from the date of the issue of the first bond or note or at 
such earlier dates as the treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen 
may determine; said bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face 



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thereof, "Swampscott Palmer School Loan, 1928," and shall bear such 
rates of interest as may be fixed by the treasurer with the approval of 
the Selectmen. (Unanimous). 

Voted to dissolve at 10.55 P. M. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 
Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, June 5, 1928 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are di- 
rected to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified to 
vote in elections and town affairs, to assemble in their respective pre- 
cincts in said Swampscott, on Tuesday, the fifth day of June, at 2 P. M., 
then and there to act on the following articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes, 
and appropriate money therefor, a parcel of land, containing approxi- 
mately 96,980 square feet, located at the corner of Salem and Humphrey 
streets, Swampscott, or any portion of said parcel, or any additional 
land immediately adjoining the same; said lot containing 96,980 square 
feet being bounded approximately as follows: 

Southeasterly by Humphrey street, 353 feet more or less; north- 
easterly by Salem street, 235 feet more or less; northwesterly by land of 
the Palmer estate, so-called, 330 feet more or less; southwesterly by 
land of the Palmer estate, so-called, 350 feet more or less; said premises 
are a portion of the land assessed to Percival B. Palmer. 

Art. 2. To see if the town will vote to erect a public school on the 
premises referred to in Article 1 or any portion thereof, and appropriate 
money for the same. 

Art. 3. To see if the town will appoint a committee with full 
authority to engage an architect, obtain plans and proceed with the 
erection of such public school on the premises referred to in Article 1 
and generally to do all things necessary thereto, and appropriate money 
for the same. 

Art. 4. To appropriate and raise by borrowing under any general 
or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or other- 
wise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or all 
of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

To vote Yes or No by ballot on the following question under said 
articles. 

Question. Shall the minority report of the Finance Committee 
recommending the taking of said Palmer lot, appropriating $10,000 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund therefor, erecting a public school 
on said lot, appointing a committee for said purpose, and appropriating 
$110,000 therefor to be raised in the manner specified, and the report 
of the Finance Committee recommending the manner of raising said 
$110,000, namely $6,000 from the tax levy and $104,000 by notes or 
bonds of the town all as specified in said reports, be accepted, and said 
recommendations adopted? 

The polls will close at 9 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public 
and conspicuous places in the town, seven days before the day appointed 
for said meeting. 



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HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meet- 
ing aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-first day of May, in the year 
1928. 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copv. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, and three other public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott, on Friday, May 25, 1928, the posting of said 
notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 
Constable. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, June 5, 1928 

In accordance with the Warrant the voters assembled at their re- 
spective precincts in Swampscott, on June 5, 1928. They were called to 
order at 2 P. M. by their presiding officer, the Warrant with the return 
thereon was read by the clerk, in each precinct. 

The following were qualified as precinct officers: 

Precinct 1. Warden, Edward H. Jordan; Clerk, Robert B. Heg- 
arty; Inspectors, Annie F. Nelson, Charles A. Bryson. 

Precinct 2. Warden, Harry E. Cahoon; Clerk, Leon D. Monty; 
Inspectors, William P. Norcross, John H. Burns. 

Precinct 3. Warden, Stuart P. Ellis; Clerk, Charles E. Melzard; 
Inspectors, Alexander Wallace, Jr., Robert L. Douglass. 

Precinct 4. Warden, Louis N. Crocker; Clerk, Donald S. Sawyer; 
Inspectors, John B. Cahoon, James W. Robertson. 

Precinct 5. Warden, Albert Enholm; Clerk, Irving A. Curtis; In- 
spectors, Harold L. Kehoe, W. Lawrence Kehoe. 

Precinct 6. Warden, Herman E. Story; Clerk, Arthur C. Eaton; 
Inspectors, Timothy J. Ryan, George H. Coan. 

Precinct 7. Warden, Henry J. Butt; Clerk, James D. Mulligan; 
Inspectors, Charles J. Dolan, Walter Lofmark. 

Precinct 8. Warden, James S. Kennedy; Clerk, Leo P. Caproni; 
Inspectors, Louise Miller, Sarah Connors. 

The packages containing the ballots were delivered to the Inspectors 
at each precinct. The polls were opened at 2 o'clock P. M., and closed 
at 9 P. M.; the ballot boxes registered correctly. There were cast 
1811 votes, and the check list on voting list were the same as the num- 
ber of votes cast. 

Question. Shall the minority report of the Finance Committee 
recommending the taking of said Palmer lot, appropriating $10,000 from 
the Excess and Deficiency Fund therefor, erecting a public school on 
said lot, appointing a committee for said purpose, and appropriating 
$110,000 therefor to be raised in the manner specified, and the report 
of the Finance Committee recommending the manner of raising said 
$110,000, namely, $6,000 from the tax levy and $104,000 by notes or 
bonds of the town all as specified in said reports, be accepted and said 
recommendations adopted? 



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Necessary for choice, 1208. 

Precincts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot. 
Yes 50 79 75 113 118 108 75 224 842 

No 99 118 105 106 108 95 170 162 963 

Blanks 1 4 1 6 

The result of balloting was declared at 9.40 P. M. 
Dissolve at 9.41 P. M. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



PLANNING BOARD 

June 13, 1928. 

Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator, appointed the following to study 
the advisability of instituting a Planning Board for the town under 
Chapter 41, Section 70, of the General Laws: Dr. Howard K. Glidden, 
Ernest M. Folger, Egbert H. Ballard, Guy N. Chamberlain, Robert 
B. Hegarty. 

To fill vacancy on 4th of July Committee, caused by the resignation 
of Alfred Ellis: Walter Furbush. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



LIBRARY TRUSTEESHIP 

August 21, 1928. 

Notice received on above date of the resignation of F. Keeler Rice, 
from the Board of Trustees of the Public Library, due to removal from 
Swampscott, said resignation to be effective forthwith. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 
September 7, 1928. 
At a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen, and Trustees of the 
Public Library, Gustavus J. Esselen, Jr., was appointed to fill the 
vacancy caused by the resignation of F. Keeler Rice, and on above 
date Gustavus J. Esselen, Jr., qualified for the office, same to run out 
February, 1929. 

Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



STATE PRIMARY 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby 
required to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are 
qualified to vote in Primaries to meet in their respective precincts in 
said Swampscott on Tuesday, September 18, 1928, at 6 o'clock A. M., 
for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the primary officers for the nomination 
of candidates of political parties for the following offices: 

Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Lieutenant Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Secretary of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 

Treasurer and Receiver-General for this Commonwealth. 

Auditor of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 



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Attorney-General for this Commonwealth. 
Senator in Congress for this Commonwealth. 
Representative in Congress for 6th Congressional District. 
Councillor for 5th Councillor District. 
Senator for 1st Senatorial District. 

Two Representatives in General Court for 12th Representative Dis- 
trict. 

County Commissioners (2) for Essex County. 
Register of Deeds for Southern District. 
Clerk of Courts for Essex County. 
And for the election of the following officers: 

District member of State Committee for each political party for 
the 1st Senatorial District. 

10 Members of the Republican town committee. 

10 Members of the Democratic town committee. 
8 Delegates to state conventions of the Republican party. 

10 Delegates to state conventions of the Democratic party. 

All the above candidates and officers are to be voted for upon one 
ballot. 

The polls will be open from 6 A. M. to 4.30 P. M. 
And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting as 
directed by vote of the town. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this thirty-first day of August, A. D. 1928. 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott, on Tuesday, September 11, 1928, the posting of 
said notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 
Constable. 



STATE PRIMARY 
Tuesday, September 18, 1928 

In accordance with the Warrant the voters assembled at their several 
precincts in town, and were called to order by their presiding officers, 
the Warrant calling the meeting and the return thereon was read by 
the clerk in each precinct. 

The following precinct officers were appointed by the Selectmen, 
and qualified for the office: 

Precinct 1. Warden, Edward H. Jordan (R); Clerk, Robert B. 
Hegarty (D); Inspectors, Lewis A. Coleman (R), Robert L. Cun- 
ningham (D); Tellers, Addie F. Nelson (R), Charles A. Bryson (D), 
W. H. Dow (R), John Healey (D). 

Precinct 2. Warden, Harry E. Cahoon (R); Clerk, Alexander 
Wallace, Jr., (R); Inspectors, William P. Norcross (R), John H. 
Burns (D); Tellers, Albert E. Devitt (D), Daniel J. Myers (D), Ed- 
mund Young, Jr., (R), Martha F. Duran (R). 

Precinct 3. Warden, Stuart P. Ellis (R); Clerk, Albert Stone (D); 
Inspectors, Milton E. Morrill (R), Robert E. Douglass (D); Tellers, 
Charles E. Melzard (R), Chester Lowe (R), Maurice V. Eldridge (D), 
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Precinct 4. Warden, Louis N. Crocker (R); Clerk, Donald S. 
Sawyer (D); Inspectors, Charles E. Souther (R), James W. Robertson 
(R); Tellers, Warren P. Melzard (R), John J. Hennessey, Jr., (D), 
Nellie M. McManus (D), Mary E. Jackson (R). 

Precinct 5. Warden, Albert Enholm (R); Clerk, Raymond H. 
Owens (R); Inspectors, Walter L. Kehoe (D), Irving A. Curtis (R); 
Tellers, John T. Morrison (R), Winnifred G. Jacobs (R), Alice E. Les- 
lie (D), Mary G. Boyce (D). 

Precinct 6. Warden, Herman E. Story (R); Clerk, Timothy J. 
Ryan (D); Inspectors, Arthur C. Eaton (R), George H. Coan (D); 
Tellers, John T. Merchant (R), John J. McDermott (D), Harry G. 
Hutchinson (R), James L. Martin (R). 

Precinct 7. Warden, Henry J. Butt (R); Clerk, James D. Mulli- 
gan (D); Inspectors, Walter Lofmark (R), Charles J. Dolan (D); 
Tellers, Charles L. Martin (R), Albert V. Winkpaw (D), Helen E. 
Peach (D), Ralph Maxwell (R). 

Precinct 8. Warden, Frank F. Sonigan (R); Clerk, Louise A. 
Miller (R); Inspectors, Sarah Conners (D), Charles A. Flagg (R); 
Tellers, Herbert A. Johnson (R), Leo P. Caproni (R), Dorothy Lynch 
(D), Ellen Q. Lynch (D). 

The packages containing the Republican and Democratic ballots 
were delivered to the Warden, who receipted for same. 

The polls were opened at 6 A. M. and closed at 4.30 P. M. The 
result was declared at 9.15 P. M. The ballot boxes registered correctly 
and the check list agreed with the number of ballots cast. 

Precinct 1. Republican, 196; Democratic, 46 

Precinct 2. Republican, 325; Democratic, 21 

Precinct 3. Republican, 264; Democratic, 27 

Precinct 4. Republican, 233; Democratic, 18 

Precinct 5. Republican, 275; Democratic, 20 

Precinct 6. Republican, 222; Democratic, 28 

Precinct 7. Republican, 190; Democratic, 31 

Precinct 8. Republican, 298; Democratic, 22 

Total vote cast, Republican, 2003; Democratic, 213. 

REPUBLICAN BALLOT 



Precincts 1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Tot. 


For Governor: 


















Frank G. Allen, of Norwood 104 


198 


156 


173 


225 


162 


142 


248 1408 


Frank A. Goodwin, of Boston 78 


117 


103 


57 


49 


56 


47 


48 


555 


Blanks 14 


10 


5 


3 


1 


4 


1 


2 


40 


For Lieutenant Governor: 


















George A. Bacon, of Longmeadow 6 


7 


11 


10 


9 


2 


4 


9 


58 


Charles L. Burrill, of Boston 18 


36 


32 


21 


16 


28 


21 


15 


187 


Pehr G. Holmes, of Worcester 9 


10 


8 


5 


12 


9 


5 


6 


64 


John C. Hull, of Leominster 43 


65 


52 


68 


76 


62 


46 


61 


473 


Robert M. Leach, of Taunton 10 


29 


35 


20 


36 


16 


16 


19 


181 


Wycliffe C. Marshall, of Watertown 3 


5 


2 


2 


3 


1 





2 


18 


John H. Sherburne, of Boston 22 


55 


50 


50 


46 


55 


34 


108 


420 


William S. Youngman, of Boston 57 


80 


53 


36 


68 


35 


48 


63 


440 


Blanks 28 


38 


21 


21 


9 


14 


16 


15 


162 


For Secretary: 


















Frederic W. Cook, of Somerville 146 


225 


204 


184 


246 


186 


158 


263 


1642 


For Treasurer: 


















Fred J. Burrell, of Medford 49 


84 


85 


63 


71 


58 


48 


51 


509 


John W. Haigis, of Greenfield 52 


114 


83 


71 


93 


80 


43 


143 


679 


J. Ernest Kerr, of Boston 22 


35 


19 


25 


35 


19 


18 


34 


207 


Russell A. Wood, of Cambridge 38 


37 


44 


42 


60 


47 


48 


52 


368 


Blanks 35 


55 


33 


32 


16 


18 


33 


18 


240 


For Auditor: 


















Dwight L. Allison, of Watertown 11 


18 


12 


14 


12 


8 


6 


13 


94 


Julia B. Buxton, of Springfield 6 


6 


7 


4 


11 


7 


6 


12 


59 



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Precincts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot. 
Roland H. Choate, of Milton 37 50 55 57 70 45 41 100 455 
Alonzo B. Cook, of Boston 90 168 111 105 130 123 88 110 925 

Harvey E. Frost, of Somerville 3 12 13 13 5 7 5 12 70 
Roswell F. Phelps, of Dedham 5 10 22 4 21 10 13 26 111 
Blanks 44 61 44 36 26 22 31 25 289 

For Attorney General: 
Clarence A. Barnes, of Mansfield 55 68 68 41 56 44 34 48 414 
Joseph E. Warner, of Taunton 101 188 158 155 193 154 123 216 1288 
Blanks 40 69 38 37 26 24 33 34 301 

For Senator in Congress: 
Butler Ames, of Lowell 57 60 64 44 52 38 52 47 414 

Eben S. Draper, of Hopedale 62 122 87 98 89 78 55 77 668 
Benjamin L. Young, of Weston 42 91 90 68 116 84 60 161 712 
Blanks 35 52 23 23 18 22 23 13 209 

For Congressman, Sixth District: 
A. Piatt Andrew, of Gloucester 145 252 203 195 238 186 167 248 1634 
Blanks 51 73 61 38 37 36 23 50 369 

For Councillor, Fifth District: 
Arthur Bower, of Lawrence 9 14 11 8 10 10 11 16 89 

Eugene B. Fraser, of Lynn 143 244 204 189 226 177 145 230 1558 
William J. Maclnnis, of Lawrence 8 12 15 11 14 11 11 13 95 
Blanks 36 55 34 25 25 24 23 39 261 

For Senator, First Essex District: 
Charles H. Annis, of Lynn 15 33 27 18 31 27 24 19 194 

Tames D. Bentley, of Swampscott 143 246 186 163 183 160 123 204 1408 
"Charles C. O'Donnell, of Lynn 01502627 23 
Frank W. Osborne, of Lynn 32 35 43 45 54 23 38 60 330 
Blanks 6 10 3756 38 48 

For Representatives General Court, Twelfth Essex District: 
Malcolm L. Bell, of Marblehead 128 229 191 156 186 168 140 207 1405 
Harry E. Day, of Salem 69 133 74 93 108 108 72 102 759 

Joseph Martin, of Marblehead 63 101 111 101 137 70 90 127 800 
Omer P. Theriault, of Salem 11 9 10 9 9 7 2 11 68 
Blanks 121 178 142 107 110 91 76 149 974 

For County Commissioners, Essex County: 
Frederick Butler, of Lawrence 104 191 166 141 189 157 130 202 1280 
Robert H. Mitchell, of Haverhill 83 131 121 121 170 120 99 165 1010 
Joseph F. Smith, of Lynnfield 65 100 78 74 68 52 53 60 550 
Blanks i 140 228 163 130 123 115 98 169 1166 

For Clerk of Courts, Essex County: 
Archie N. Frost, of Salem 148 253 201 183 232 174 162 245 1588 

Blanks 48 82 63 50 43 48 28 53 415 

For Registrar of Deeds, Essex Southern District: 
Moody Kimball, of Newburyport 149 249 199 186 234 179 162 244 1602 
Blanks 47 76 65 47 41 43 28 54 401 

For State Committee, First Essex District: 
William A. Baldwin, of Lynn 137 208 169 155 212 164 143 216 1404 
Blanks 59 117 95 78 63 58 47 82 599 

Delegates to State Convention: 
Edward E. Call 141 243 205 195 222 182 165 247 1600 

George E. Heath 137 247 204 191 220 177 163 245 1584 

Mary A. Ingalls 137 246 204 189 228 175 160 245 1584 

Annie C Johnson 131 240 202 188 223 174 160 250 1568 

Daniel F. Knowlton 141 252 208 189 231 182 161 247 1611 

James W. Libby 139 256 209 197 223 182 168 246 1620 

Mary I. Way 133 237 198 184 218 177 158 243 1548 

Florence E. Preston 137 244 201 194 232 181 160 252 1601 

Town Committee: 

Harry E. Cahoon 137 252 210 188 212 179 160 235 1573 

Stuart P. Ellis 137 249 215 183 213 172 161 233 1563 

James D. Bentley 155 260 221 197 222 175 168 242 1640 



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Precincts 1 2 3 4 5 6 

Charles E. Hodgdon 131 238 205 180 212 173 

Mary A. Ingalls 130 236 199 181 208 

Annie C. Johnson 132 233 187 179 207 

Florence E. Preston 132 235 189 183 214 

Mary I. Way 129 237 195 177 205 

Blanche B. Bicknell 141 246 213 190 210 

Charles E. Melzard 131 240 207 180 210 

Blanks 605 822 581 492 637 498 321 632 4608 



7 

160 
170 155 

170 153 
175 156 

168 153 

171 157 

169 156 



8 Tot. 
232 1531 
232 1511 
237 1498 
235 1519 
231 1495 
237 1565 
234 1527 



DEMOCRATIC BALLOT 



For Governor: 

Charles H. Cole, of Boston 31 

John J. Cummings, of Boston 6 

Blanks 9 

For Lieutenant Governor: 

John F. Malley, of Newton 26 



16 
5 


12 
5 
4 

14 

7 

11 

3 
7 

7 
3 
4 
7 

15 
3 


19 
2 



20 
5 
2 

16 
8 
3 

21 

6 

15 
5 
7 

8 
1 
13 
5 

20 
2 
5 

26 
1 



15 
2 
1 

10 
4 
4 

11 

7 

9 
3 

6 

4 
3 
8 
3 

15 
1 

2 

18 




17 18 
1 3 



10 11 

8 9 

2 8 

15 16 

5 12 

15 17 

1 11 



Charles S. Murphy, of Worcester 13 
Blanks 7 

For Secretary: 
Joseph Santosuosso, of Boston 30 
Blanks 16 

For Treasurer: 
James P. Bergin, of Worcester 28 
Daniel England, of Pittsfield 4 
Blanks 14 

For Auditor: 
Strabo V. Claggett, of Newton 10 
Irving Lewis, of Boston 6 
Francis J. O'Gorman 14 
Blanks 16 

For Attorney General: 
Edward P. Barry, of Boston 27 
William R. Scharton, of Reading 5 
Blanks 14 

For Senator in Congress: 
David I. Walsh, of Fitchburg 43 
Blanks < 3 

For Congressman, Sixth District: 
George J. Ferguson, of Danvers 29 10 18 12 
Blanks 17 11 9 6 

For Councillor, Fifth District: 
William F. Regan, of Peabody 33 9 21 13 
Blanks 13 12 6 5 

For Senator, First Essex District: 
Joseph H. Haggerty, of Lynn 3 1 3 3 
Charles C. O'Donnell, of Lynn 6 8 110 1 
William F. Shanahan, Swampscott 29 12 23 12 18 20 
Blanks 8 1 2 2 2 4 

For Representative in General Court, Twelfth District: 
Mary V. Deshon, Swampscott 1 3 6 1 
Scattering 

Blanks 92 42 53 33 34 55 

For County Commissioners, Essex County: 
Marcus C. Pettengill 4 2 

Daniel Cooney 4 1 

Blanks 84 42 54 33 40 56 

For Clerk of Courts, Essex County: 
Archie N. Frost, of Andover 7 4 4 3 2 4 
John A. Murphy, of Salem 26 11 16 10 11 11 

Blanks 13 6 7 5 7 13 



11 13 
3 9 

19 16 

1 

1 11 

20 27 
1 

13 12 

7 16 

12 13 

8 15 



22 16 155 

7 5 34 

2 1 24 

21 13 119 

9 6 62 

1 3 32 

21 12 140 
10 10 73 

22 12 129 

3 2 32 
6 8 52 



9 
1 
14 
7 



5 53 
2 18 
9 86 

6 56 



28 20 160 

1 13 
3 1 40 

30 21 204 

1 1 9 

25 14 133 

6 8 80 

24 15 140 

7 7 73 



3 5 18 

1 18 

26 16 156 

2 21 



2 13 

1 1 

61 42 412 

6 

5 

62 44 415 

7 3 34 

22 18 125 

2 1 54 



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Precincts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot. 

For Registrar of Deeds, Essex Southern District: 
Scattering 00020000 2 

Blanks 46 21 27 16 20 28 31 22 211 

For State Committee, First Essex District: 
Michael J. Dougherty, of Lynn 28 10 21 11 13 11 21 9 124 
Blanks 18 11 6 7 7 17 10 13 89 

Delegates to State Convention: 
John A. Finnegan 00000010 1 

Frank D. Thurston 00 000101 

Vincent C. Winkpaw 00000010 1 

Blanks 460 210 270 180 200 280 307 220 2127 

Town Committee: 
John A. Finnegan 00000010 1 

Frank D. Thurston 00000010 1 

Vincent C. Winkpaw 00000010 1 

Blanks 460 210 270 180 200 280 307 220 2127 

Dissolve 9.20 P. M. 



Attest: 



RALPH D. MERRITT, 
Town Clerk. 



TO FILL VACANCY 

October 1, 1928. 

At a special meeting of the town meeting members of Precinct 7 
held at the town hall on the above date, George Lloyd Smith of Ocean 
View road was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles 
W. Hobbs. 

Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Wednesday, October 3, 1928 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said Countv, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the town hall 
in said Swampscott, on Wednesday, the third day of October at 7.30 
P. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz: 

Article 1. To hear and act on the report of the committee ap- 
pointed under Articles 11, 12 and 13 of the Annual Town Meeting, to 
make a study of the zoning of both sides of Humphrey street from the 
Post Office Block to Blaney Beach, the premises at 225 Humphrey 
street known as the Wardwell estate and the land adjoining Richard- 
son's garage on the easterly side. 

Art. 2. To see if the town will take by eminent domain for public 
park purposes, and appropriate money therefor, the real estate consist- 
ing of land and buildings on Humphrey street or any portion thereof, 
bounded and described substantially as follows: 

Parcel No. 1. Beginning at a point on the southerly side of 
Humphrey street, said point being 54.12 feet from the easterly side of 
Cliffside. Thence running south 55-03-40 east for a distance of 48.83 
feet; thence curving to the left with a radius of 632.15 feet, for a distance 
of 195.38 feet, thence running south 72-46-10 east, for a distance of 
61.00 feet, thence along land owned by the Swampscott Masonic Build- 
ing Associates, Inc., south 13-04-00 west, for a distance of about 244 feet 
to mean high water line; thence westerly along mean high water line 
to land owned by Violetta Bray; thence easterly along land owned 



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by Violetta Bray, for a distance of 26.60 feet; thence southeasterly 
along land owned by Violetta Bray, for a distance of 61.32 feet to 
the easterly line of Cliffside; thence running north 39-00-20 east for 
a distance of 104.48 feet; then easterly along land owned by the 
Swampscott Bank Building Trust for a distance of 55.30 feet; thence 
northerly along land owned by the Swampscott Bank Building Trust 
for a distance of 82.30 feet to the point of beginning." Said parcel con- 
tains about 115,200 square feet. 

Parcel No. 2. Beginning at a point on the southerly side of 
Humphrey street and the easterly line of the Swampscott Masonic 
Building Associates, Inc.; thence running south 72-46-10 east for a 
distance of 55.29 feet; thence curving to the left with a radius of 809.92 
feet for a distance of 476.96 feet; thence running north 73-29-20 east 
for a distance of 71.85 feet to the Blaney Beach Reservation; thence 
southerly along said Reservation by several courses for a distance of 
about 112.00 feet to mean high water; thence westerly along mean high 
water line to land owned by the Swampscott Masonic Building Asso- 
ciates, Inc.; thence along land owned by said Associates north 16-45-30 
east for a distance of about 225.00 feet to the point of beginning. Said 
parcel contains about 96,700 square feet, as petitioned for by Henry 
S. Baldwin, et als. 

Art. 3. To hear and act on the report of the Committee appointed 
to study district one as shown on the zoning map with a view of zoning 
the territory included therein. 

Art. 4. To hear and act upon the report of the Committee ap- 
pointed to study the subject of purchase of supplies and to devise a 
legal method of carrying out the same. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will take in fee for public school pur- 
poses a certain parcel of land located in Forest avenue and abutting 
on Orchard road, bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Forest avenue, thence 
running N70-07-40W for a distance of 210 feet from a drill hole; thence 
turning right angle bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a dis- 
tance of about 386 feet; thence northwesterly bounded by land of Maria 
S. Hastings and others for a distance of about 300 feet; thence southerly 
bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance of about 427 feet 
to the northerly side of Forest avenue; thence along the northerly side 
of Forest avenue to the point of beginning; containing about 122,000 
square feet, as petitioned for by the School Committee. 

Art. 6. To see if the town will vote to accept Minerva street from 
the end of the present lay-out to Bristol street, a distance of about sixty 
feet, and appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by Arthur Mor- 
ley, et als. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Assessors 
to make a revaluation of the town as a whole, both as to land and 
building values, placing new unit values on all streets and inspecting 
and measuring every building, and appropriate money therefor, as peti- 
tioned for by the Board of Assessors. 

Art. 8. To appropriate and raise by borrowing under any general 
or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money or other- 
wise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or all 
of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public 
and conspicuous places in the town, seven days before the day appointed 
for said meeting. 



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HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-first day of September, A. D. 
1928. 

(Seal) HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 

R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott by posting attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, and three other public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott, on Tuesday, September 25, 1928, the posting of 
said notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



BY-LAWS APPROVED 

The following By-Laws were approved by the Attorney General: 
Amendment to Section 3, Chapter 2. 

"Section 3. The Warrant for the town meeting shall be served by 
posting an attested copy thereof at the Town Hall, the post offices, at 
least one public and conspicuous place in each precinct, in the town and 
at or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town, seven 
days before the day appointed for said meeting." 

Boston, Mass., Sept. 17, 1928. 
The foregoing amendment to the By-Laws is hereby approved. 

. JOSEPH E. WARNER, 

Attorney General. 

Amendment to the Zoning By-Laws. 

"To amend the Zoning By-Laws by changing from general residence 
district to single residence district the area included in the following 
street and the land contiguous thereto or in the vicinity thereof, so 
that said area shall then be subject to the provisions of Article 3 of 
said Zoning By-Laws namely: Oak street." 

Boston, Mass., Sept. 17, 1928. 
The foregoing amendment to the By-Laws is hereby approved. 

JOSEPH E. WARNER, 

Attorney General. 

Amendment to Chapter XI — Building laws. 

"Any roof hereafter constructed in Districts 1, 2 and 3 of the Town' 
of Swampscott as established by the Zoning By-Laws, shall be covered 
with a fire-resistive material, such as metal, tile, slate asbestos shingles 
or surfaced asphalt shingles. If asphalt shingles are used, they shall 
weigh not less than 235 pounds per hundred square feet laid, or 74 
pounds per hundred square feet of material not laid. Whenever twenty- 
five per cent or more of a roof covering is hereafter replaced, the new 
covering shall be one of the fire-resistive materials mentioned above. 
Whoever violates any provisions of this By-Law shall be punishable 
by a fine of not more than twenty dollars for each offense." 

Boston, Mass., Sept. 17, 1928. 

The foregoing amendment to the building By-Laws is hereby ap- 
proved. 

JOSEPH E. WARNER, 

Attorney General. 
Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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NAMED TO SCHOOL BOARD 

October 1, 1928. 

At a joint meeting of the School Committee and the Board of 
Selectmen held on Friday, Sept. 28, 1928, Arthur M. Wyman, 2 Beach 
Bluff avenue, was unanimously elected a member of the School Com- 
mittee to serve until the next annual town meeting. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 
Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
October 3, 1928 

In accordance with the Warrant, meeting called to order at 7.30 
P. M., by Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator. 

Voted to dispense with reading of Warrant, except the return of 
Warrant thereon; which was read by the Town Clerk. 

The report of Committee on Article, which was appointed under 
Articles 11, 12 and 13, at the Annual Town Meeting, was read by Henry 
S. Baldwin, Chairman: 

The undersigned committee was appointed pursuant to a vote of 
the town under Articles 11, 12 and 13, of the Warrant at the adjourned 
annual town meeting of 1928. 

The articles are as follows: 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law 
by changing from a general residence district to a business district the 
area included in the following street and the land contiguous thereto, or 
in the vicinity thereof, so that said area shall then be subject to the 
provisions of Article 4 of said Zoning By-Law, namely, on the ocean 
side of Humphrey street, beginning with the Post Office building so- 
called, to Fisherman's (Blaney) Beach, as petitioned for by Kendall 
A. Sanderson et als. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law by changing from a general residence district to a business 
district the premises at 225 Humphrey street known as "The Wardwell 
Estate" so that said premises shall then be subject to the provisions of 
Article 4 of said Zoning By-Law, as petitioned for by Kendall A. San- 
derson et als. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law by creating a district to be known as an apartment house dis- 
trict concerning the land in Humphrey street, shown as lot 122, plate 1, 
on Assessors' plan of Town of Swampscott, adjoining Richardson's 
Garage on the easterly side, subject, however, to the provisions of the 
Tenement House Law so-called, as petitioned for by Thomas W. Dun- 
can et als. 

Under these articles the town voted to refer the questions involved 
to a committee to consist of Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, the 
Town Counsel, one member of the Zoning Appeal Board, one member 
of the Board of Assessors, and three citizens to be nominated from the 
floor. The committee was directed to make a study not only of the 
localities specifically mentioned in the articles but also of the zoning 
of both sides of Humphrey street from the Post Office block to Blaney 
Beach, and to report their recommendations to the first Town Meeting 
subsequent to October 1, 1928. 

The members of the committee are Henry S. Baldwin. Chairman: 
Chester A. Brown, Clerk; Howard K. Glidden, Chairman of the Board 
of Selectmen; Maurice Yozell, Clarence B. Humphrey, member of the 
Board of Assessors, Fred A. Hale, and Harry D. Linscott, Town 
Counsel. 

Two public hearings were held, notice of which was given to all 
persons directly interested and to the general public. The hearings 
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The specific question before the committee has been whether it 
should recommend that the town amend its Zoning By-Laws so as to 
open up the south side of Humphrey street from Blaney Beach to the 
Post Office block to business and the northwesterly side of Humphrey 
street from Richardson's Garage to the Lynn line, commonly called the 
Car Barn property, to apartment houses. 

The Zoning By-Laws were adopted by the town in 1924 after a 
careful study of the subject of zoning by a committee appointed by 
the town during the previous year. This committee gave hearings in 
various parts of the town, listened to and studied all sides of the ques- 
tion and finally drew up a proposed set of By-Laws and a zoning map 
separating the town into districts and separating the districts into por- 
tions which might be used for business and portions restricted to resi- 
dences. The recommendations of this committee were adopted by the 
Town Meeting of 1924 after consideration and debate. The great 
majority of citizens would readily agree that the adoption of zoning 
has been of decided benefit to the town as a whole. 

The right to pass Zoning By-Laws is conferred upon cities and 
towns by Section 25 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, which section 
defines the purpose of zoning as follows: 

"The provisions of this section shall be carried out in such manner 
as will best promote the health, safety, convenience and welfare of the 
inhabitants, will lessen the danger from fire, will tend to improve and 
beautify the city or town, will harmonize with its natural development, 
and will assist the carrying out of any scheme for municipal improve- 
ment put forth by any municipal planning board or board of survey or 
other like authority." 

The southerly side of Humphrey street from Blaney Beach to the 
Post Office block has always been residential. The original Zoning 
Committee of 1924 gave a hearing at that time to the property owners. 
Most of the owners then opposed changing this section from a residen- 
tial to a business zone. 

Practically the same situation exists today. While some of the 
property owners desire to sell or rent their property for business uses, 
others oppose any change in the present zoning. 

The northerly side of Humphrey street within the limits named is 
practically all zoned for business. The hearings disclosed no demand 
for a change here. 

The northwesterly side of Humphrey street from Richardson's 
Garage to the Lynn Line was at one time occupied by car barns, bill- 
boards and a lunch cart. Since these have been removed, this section 
has been developed as a residential section. During the past year a 
costly and attractive brick residence has been built at the southerly end. 
A change in zoning this section is opposed by a number of nearby 
property owners. 

Having heard all the parties interested, and having given the matter 
careful consideration, this committee is of the opinion that it will best 
promote the health, safety, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants 
of Swampscott, will tend to improve and beautify the town, and will 
harmonize with its natural development, to leave these sections zoned 
as they now are. The committee is further of the opinion that to 
change the southerly side of Humphrey street from Blaney Beach to 
the Post Office block to a business zone, and to change the north- 
westerly side of Humphrey street from Richardson's Garage to the 
Lynn Line to an apartment house zone, would be detrimental to the 
town and its inhabitants, harmful to its present settled character as a 
residential community, out of harmony with the natural development 
of the town and injurious to it in many ways. 

Accordingly the committee recommends that no change be made 
in the Zoning By-Laws in respect to their application to the territory 
mentioned in said Articles 11, 12, 13, and in the vote of the Town 
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While its official duty ends with the foregoing recommendations, 
the committee believes it proper to report to the town that its members 
are unanimously in favor of a plan for municipal improvement whereby 
the town shall take by eminent domain for a public park or other public 
purposes the property on the southerly side of Humphrey street lying 
between the Post Office block and the Masonic Club House and be- 
tween the Masonic Club House and Blaney Beach, or a substantial por- 
tion of the same. The committee believes that the matter should be 
presented to the town at once and that proper articles covering such 
proposed plan be placed in a Warrant for a special Town Meeting to be 
called as soon as possible after October 1, 1928. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, Chairman. 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
CHESTER A. BROWN, Clerk. 
FRED A. HALE, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 
MAURICE YOZELL, 
HARRY D. LINSCOTT. 
Voted to accept their report and adopt their recommendations. 

FINANCE REPORT 

The report of the Finance Committee was read by James W. San- 
try, Chairman. 

Finance Report on Article 2: 

Article 2 relates to the taking by eminent domain for public park 
purposes a tract of land in Humphrey street, extending from the Post 
Office building to Blaney Beach with the exception of that part that is 
now owned by the Swampscott Masonic Building Associates, Inc. The 
purpose of this article is to establish a public park on this location. 
Almost everybody agrees that such a project would tend to beautify 
the town. 

In considering the subject, however, there are features that should 
be kept in mind. The chief of these is the expense that this taking 
would involve. It would mean the destruction of about one-quarter of 
a million dollars' worth of taxable property and, therefore, an annual 
loss to the town of a substantial sum in taxes. It is estimated that the 
expense of the taking would be about $350,000. Our present indebted- 
ness, represented by bonds and notes, is about $590,000. Assuming that 
the entire amount, $350,000, were borrowed, it would mean an increase 
in our indebtedness of about 60 per cent. 

At a conference with the special committee that considered the re- 
zoning of this locality, it was suggested that that part of it from the 
Post Office to the Ionic Club should be taken without delay. In this 
connection, it appears that our borrowing capacity, within the debt limit, 
is about $367,000. We do not believe that it would be wise to use any 
substantial amount of this available sum for this purpose. 

We feel also that further consideration should be given to the 
matter and, if we were to take any part of the land now, it might be 
construed as committing the town to the entire project. This would be 
unfortunate, because it would mean that an important step had been 
taken without adequate opportunity for investigation. 

We, therefore, recommend that when all of the articles in this war- 
rant have been considered that the meeting adjourn to November 14. 
This will give the Town Meeting members and the citizens as well, 
further opportunity to consider the question and at the same time will 
permit the Finance Committee to continue its investigations. 

On Article 6. This article relates to the acceptance of a stretch of 
road connecting Minerva and Bristol streets. This connecting piece has 
been used by residents of Minerva and Bristol streets for many years, 
but we are informed by the Town Engineer that there is no plan show- 
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subject to the Board of Survey Act and to the provisions of our By-Laws 
which govern the acceptance of streets by the town. 

We recommend, therefore, that action on this article be indefinitely 
postponed and that the Board of Selectmen, at the annual Town Meet- 
ing, insert an article in the Warrant for that meeting, similar to Article 
6, so that in the meantime the residents of these streets may have an 
opportunity to take the necessary steps to permit of the acceptance of 
this connecting road. 

Article 7. We have gone into the subject matter of this article with 
the Assessors and, while we find many features in it to commend, 
nevertheless we believe that Swampscott has not yet reached the condi- 
tion where a survey, as outlined in this article, is necessary. 

If our tax rate were excessively high and we were having difficulty 
in raising money, it might then become necessary to consider the ad- 
visability of installing a system that would furnish more accurate in- 
formation to the Assessors for their work. 

We, therefore, recommend that action on this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

JAMES W. SANTRY, 
RALPH J. CURTIS, 
JOHN A. WALDO, 
CHESTER A. BROWN, 
JOHN R. HURLBURT, 
PAUL W. BRICKETT, 

Finance Committee. 
Article 2. An amendment to the Finance report to refer this 
Article back to the Finance Committee for further study and to report 
at the March meeting was lost. 

Voted, to accept the Finance Committee's report, and adopt their 
recommendations as follows: That when all the articles in this Warrant 
have been considered that the meeting adjourn to November 14, 1928. 
This will give the Town Meeting members and citizens as well further 
opportunity to consider the question and at the same time will permit 
the Finance Committee to continue its investigations. 

Article 3. Report of committee appointed at annual meeting to 
study district one, as shown on the zoning map, was read by John E. 
Cunningham, Chairman: 

Report of Committee 

At the regular Town Meeting a committee of three consisting of 
Messrs. Cunningham, Morley and Holmes was elected to work with the 
Town's Board of Appeals in the zoning of District 1 as shown on the 
zoning map. 

The committee as a whole met several times. They also held a 
meeting in Swampscott Highlands with the residents of that district, 
and Mr. Yozell of the Appeals Board talked on the Zoning By-laws and 
also answered questions. 

All residents and property owners of that district were notified by 
mail of a meeting at a later date, when their desires and wishes per- 
taining to zoning would be heard. 

On May 21, 1928, at 8.30 P. M., this meeting was held before the 
elected committee and after a little discussion it was unanimously de- 
cided and voted to make District 1 as shown on the Zoning map a 
general residence district as covered by the Zoning By-Laws of the 
Town of Swampscott. 

JOHN E. CUNNINGHAM, 
ANDREW B. HOLMES, 
ARTHUR MORLEY, 

Committee. 

Voted to accept their report and adopt their recommendations as 
follows: To make District 1 as shown on the Zoning map a general 
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Article 4. Voted to postpone action on this article until the March 
meeting, committee not being ready to report. 

Article 5. Voted that action on this article be postponed, a new 
article be drawn up and presented at a Special Town Meeting to be 
called November 14, 1928. 

Article 6. Voted to accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed and that the 
Board of Selectmen, at the annual Town Meeting insert an article in 
the Warrant for that meeting similar to Article 6, so that in the mean- 
time the residents of these streets may have an opportunity to take the 
necessary steps to permit of the acceptance of this connecting road. 

Article 7. Voted that action on this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Article 8. Voted action on this article be taken up November 
14, 1928. 

Voted, that when we adjourn, it be to Wednesday, November 14, 
1928, at 7.45 P. M. 

Voted to adjourn at 9.20 P. M. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



STATE ELECTION 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby 
required to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are 
qualified to vote in elections to meet in their respective precincts in 
said Swampscott, on Tuesday, November 6, 1928, at 6.00 o'clock A. M.„ 
for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the election officers on one ballot for the 
following offices: Presidential Electors, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, 
Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General, Senator in Congress, 
Congressman, Councillor, Senator, Representatives in General Court (2), 
County Commissioners (2), Clerk cf Courts, Register of Deeds. 

To vote Yes or No on the following questions: 

Law Proposed by Initiative Petition. Shall the proposed law which 
provides that it shall be lawful in any city which accepts the act by 
vote of its city council and in any town which accepts the act by vote 
of its inhabitants, to take part in or witness any athletic outdoor sport 
or game, except horse racing, automobile racing, boxing or hunting 
with firearms, on the Lord's day between 2 and 6 P. M.; that such 
sports or games shall take place on such playgrounds, parks or other 
places as may be designated in a license issued by certain licensing auth- 
orities; that no sport or game shall be permitted in a place other than 
a public playground or park within one thousand feet of any regular 
place of worship; that the charging of admission fees or the taking of 
collections or the receiving of remuneration by any person in charge 
of or participating in any such sport or game shall not be prohibited; 
that the license may be revoked; and that in cities and towns in which 
amateur sports or games are permitted under existing law such amateur 
sports or games may be held until the proposed law is accepted or the 
provisions of the existing law fail of acceptance on resubmission to the 
people, which law was disapproved in the Senate by a vote of 9 in the 
affirmative and 22 in the negative, and in the House of Representatives 
by a vote of 93 in the affirmative and 110 in the negative, be approved? 

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instructed to vote for a resolution requesting Congress to take action 
for the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the 
United States, known as the prohibition amendment? 

The polls will be open from 6 A. M. to 6 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting as 
directed by vote of the town. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this nineteenth day of October, A. D. 1928. 
(Seal) 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, at least one public and conspicuous 
place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the immediate vicinity 
of each railroad station in Swampscott, on Thursday, October 29, 1928, 
the posting of said notices being seven days before the time of said 
meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 
Constable. 



NATIONAL AND STATE ELECTION 
Tuesday, November 6, 1928 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant the voters assembled at 
the voting precincts in town, and were called to order at 6 o'clock A. M. 
by their presiding officers. The Warrant, with the return thereon, was 
read by the Clerks in each precinct. 

The following were qualified as precinct officers: 

Precinct 1. Warden, Edward H. Jordan (R); Clerk, Robert B. 
Hegarty (D); Inspectors, Robert L. Cunningham (D), Lewis A. Cole- 
man (R); Tellers, Addie F. Nelson (R), John D. Healy (D), Charles 
A. Bryson (D), William H. Dow (R). 

Precinct 2. Warden, Harry E. Cahoon (R); Clerk, John E. Co- 
ville (D); Inspectors, William P. Norcross (R), John H. Burns (D); 
Tellers, Edmund Young, Jr. (R), Belle M. Walch (D), Mary G. Stone 
(D), Martha F. Duren (R). 

Precinct 3. Warden, Stuart P. Ellis (R); Clerk, Albert E. Stone 
(D); Inspectors, Milton E. Morrill (R), Robert L. Douglass (D); 
Tellers, Charles E. Melzard (R), Chester Lowe (R), James H. Sullivan 
(D), Harold R. Young (D), Burton Carroll (R), Horace R. Parker (R). 

Precinct 4. Warden, Louis N. Crocker (R); Clerk, Donald L. 
Sawyer (D); Inspectors, John B. Cahoon (D), Charles E. Souther (R); 
Tellers, Warren P. Melzard (R), James W. Robertson (R), Thomas 
J. McManus (D), Bessie F. Maguire (D). 

Precinct 5. Warden, Albert Enholm (R) ; Clerk, Raymond H. 
Owens (R); Inspectors, Walter L. Kehoe (D), Irving A. Curtis (R); 
Tellers, Alice E. Leslie (D), Winnifred G. Jacobs (R), Mary G. Boyce 
(D), John T. Morrison (R). 

Precinct 6. Warden, Herman E. Story (R); Clerk, Timothy J. 
Ryan (D); Inspectors, Arthur C. Eaton (R), George H. Coan (D); 
Tellers, John T. Merchant (R), Harry G. Hutchinson (R), Margaret 
V. Freeman (D), John J. McDermott (D), Leo P. Caproni (R), Mary 
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589 total 

11 A. V.; 640 total 
14 A. V.; 629 total 

9 A. V.; 582 total 

13 A. V.; 593 total 

12 A. V.; 574 total 
9 A. V.; 637 total 

14 A. V.: 696 total 



Precinct 7. Warden, Henry J. Butt (R); Clerk, James D. Mulli- 
gan (D); Inspectors, Walter Lofmark (R), Charles J. Dolan (D); 
Tellers, Albert V. Winkpaw (D), Helen E. Peach (D), Charles L. Mar- 
tin (R), Helen A. Parker (R), Mary E. Mulligan (D), Elizabeth E. 
Blanchard (R). 

Precinct 8. Warden, Frank T. Sonigan (R); Clerk, Louise A. Mil- 
ler (R); Inspectors, William C. Hill (D), Charles A. Flagg (R); Tellers, 
Olive E. Flagg (R), Cyril J. Gannon (D), Helen E. Gannon (D), 
Selwyn P. Drown (R), Charles E. Johnson (R), Mary Collins (D). 

The balloting was started at 6 o'clock A. M., the count started at 2 
o'clock P. M., polls closed at 6 P. M. The ballot boxes registered cor- 
rectly and the checks on the voting lists were the same as the ballots 
cast. 

There were cast in: 
Precinct 1. 589; 
Precinct 2. 629; 
Precinct 3. 615 
Precinct 4. 573; 
Precinct 5. 580: 
Precinct 6. 562; 
Precinct 7. 628; 
Precinct 8. 682; 

Total votes cast, 4940. The result of the balloting was declared at 
9.30 P. M. 

For Electors of President and Vice President, at Large and by Dis- 
tricts: 

Precincts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot. 
Foster & Gitlow (Workers Party) 20100000 3 
Hoover & Curtis (Republican) 361 486 444 460 484 433 400 555 3623 
Reynolds & Crowley (S. L.) 3 1 4 

Smith & Robinson (Democratic) 211 150 169 119 103 137 223 133 1245 
Thomas & Maurer (Socialist) 1 1 2 1 5 
Blanks 11 3 12 3 6 4 14 7 60 

For Governor: 

Frank G. Allen, of Norwood (R) 349 472 432 458 488 437 400 552 3588 

Chester W. Bixby, Haverhill (W) 1 2 1 1 5 

Charles H. Cole, of Boston (D) 187 139 179 114 91 115 209 123 1157 

Mary Donovan Hapgood, of 

North Brookfield (S) 2 

Edith Hamilton MacFadden, of 

Cambridge (I. C.) 

Stephen J. Surridge, of Lynn (S.L.) 3 

Washington Cook, of Boston 

(V. P. E.) 1 

Blanks 46 
For Lieutenant Governor: 

John Corbin, of Worcester (W) 7 

Henry C. Hess, of Boston (S. L.) 4 

Walter S. Hutchins, of Green- 
field (S) 4 

John F. Malley, of Newton (D) 170 111 149 101 90 108 191 115 1035 

William Sterling Youngman, of 

Boston (R) 334 464 427 439 480 420 396 544 3504 

Blanks 70 58 45 40 22 37 48 31 351 

For Secretary: 

Harry J. Canter, of Boston (W) 6 1 4 1 5 2 4 23 
Frederic W. Cook, of Somer- 

ville (R) 348 465 419 447 484 413 401 542 3519 

Oscar Kinsalas, Springfield (S.L.) 3 1 1 1 5 11 
Joseph Santosuosso, Boston (D) 149 97 133 88 76 83 175 95 896 
Edith M. Williams, Brookline (S) 3 1 1 1 1 2 9 
Blanks 80 75 71 47 32 71 58 48 482 





















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Precincts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot. 

For Treasurer: 

James P. Bergin, Worcester (D) 160 102 132 90 83 100 178 101 950 
Albert S. Coolidge, of Pitts- 
field (S) 1 1 2 2 3 1 4 14 
Tohn W. Haigis, Greenfield (R) 335 456 424 437 479 407 395 542 3475 
Albert Oddie, of Brockton (W) 3 1 1 5 
Charles S. Oram, of Boston (S.L.) 4 1 3 1 9 
Blanks 86 81 64 52 29 63 63 49 487 
For Auditor: 

Tohn W. Aiken, of Chelsea (S.L.) 6 1 1 1 2 1 3 IS 
Alonzo B. Cook, of Boston (R) 341 452 416 418 453 396 380 511 3367 
David A. Eisenberg, of Boston (S) 1 6 2 1 2 4 16 
Eva Hoffman, of Boston (W) 4 1 1 2 1 3 12 
Francis J. O'Gorman, of Bos- 
ton (D) 150 100 132 107 100 101 186 128 1004 
For Attorney General: 
Edward P. Barry, of Boston (D) 172 113 143 94 91 101 188 102 1004 
Morris I. Becker, of Boston (S.L.) 3 1 1 1 3 9 
Max Lerner, of Worcester (W) 30320002 10 
John W. Sherman, of Boston (S) 3 2 4 2 2 1 3 17 
Joseph E. Warner, Taunton (R) 331 452 414 436 476 410 393 549 3461 
Blanks 77 72 64 47 26 58 55 40 439 

For Senator in Congress: 
John J. Ballam, of Boston (W) 51200000 8 
Alfred Baker Lewis, of Cam- 
bridge (S) 3 3 2 4 2 14 
David I. Walsh, Fitchburg (D) 255 179 203 139 111 124 234 138 1383 
Benjamin L. Young, of 

Worcester (R) 284 423 403 409 465 419 367 537 3307 

Blanks 42 34 19 30 17 31 36 19 228 

For Congressman, Sixth District: 
A. Piatt Andrew, Gloucester (R) 338 462 431 436 480 418 397 535 3497 
George J. Ferguson, Danvers (D) 161 90 123 77 71 89 174 104 889 
Blanks 90 88 75 69 42 67 66 57 554 

For Councillor, Fifth District: 
Joseph A. Dion, of Haverhill (S) 5 2 4 2 1 2 1 17 
Eugene B. Fraser, of Lynn (R) 356 478 445 439 489 411 407 548 3573 
William F. Regan, Peabody (D) 135 76 117 77 65 91 165 96 822 
Blanks 93 84 63 64 38 70 65 51 528 

For Senator, First Essex District: 
Frank W. Osborne, of Lynn (£) 295 431 389 409 449 398 362 520 3253 
William F. Shanahan, of 

Swampscott (D) 233 168 208 135 114 144 246 148 1396 

Blanks 61 41 32 38 30 32 29 28 291 

For Representatives in General Court, Twelfth District: 
Malcolm L. Bell, of Marble- 
head (R) 363 460 460 433 485 420 432 561 3614 
Harry L. Day, of Salem (R) 292 380 357 352 390 331 331 473 2906 
Blanks 523 440 441 379 311 397 511 358 3360 

County Commissioners, Essex County: 
Frederick Butler, of Law- 
rence (R) 357 461 442 423 479 409 418 556 3545 
Charles S. Grieves, of Ames- 
bury (S) 15 12 14 4 1 9 12 4 71 
John Arthur Mitchell, of Hav- 
erhill (S) 17 13 14 9 2 10 10 2 77 
Robert H. Mitchell, of Haver- 
hill (R) 300 391 382 379 408 376 359 486 3081 
Blanks 489 403 406 349 296 344 475 344 3106 

For Clerk of Courts, Essex County: 
Archie N. Frost, of Andover (R) 307 419 400 397 461 395 371 507 3257 



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Precincts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot. 
Nathan Huntington, of Merri- 

mac (S) 10 3 2 8 8 2 1 34 

John A. Murphy, of Salem (D) 142 96 138 81 67 93 178 98 893 
Blanks 130 122 89 96 57 84 88 90 756 

Shall the proposed law known as Sunday Sports be approved? 
Yes 261 237 292 216 225 200 282 320 2033 

No 203 291 233 281 288 272 218 261 2047 

Blanks 125 112 104 85 80 102 137 115 860 

Question of Public Policy for repeal of the 18th Amendment? 
Yes 230 184 264 193 187 172 255 297 1782 

No 228 339 275 300 326 307 259 293 2327 

Blanks 131 117 90 89 80 95 123 106 831 

For Register of Deeds, Essex Southern District: 
Mary F. Bowen, of Lynn- 
field (D) 140 96 136 78 79 95 169 92 885 
Moody Kimball, of Newbury- 

port (R) 310 422 392 404 447 379 376 502 3232 

Blanks 139 122 101 100 67 100 92 102 823 



Dissolved at 9.35 P. M. 
Attest: 



RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Wednesday, November 14, 1928 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are di- 
rected to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified to 
vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall in 
said Swampscott, on Wednesday, the fourteenth day of November, at 
7.20 P. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to take in fee by eminent domain for public school purposes 
and appropriate money therefor, a certain parcel of land, located on 
Humphrey street, in said Swampscott, plate 25, lot 41 of the Assessors' 
plans and assessed to Daniel Griffin, or any portion of said parcel, or 
any additional land immediately adjoining the same, as petitioned for 
by Calvin S. Tilden et al. 

Art. 2. To appropriate and raise by borrowing under any general 
or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or other- 
wise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or all of 
the purposes mentioned in the foregoing article. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an attested 
copy thereof at the Town Hall, the Post Offices, at least one public and 
conspicuous place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the imme- 
diate vicinity of each railroad station in the town, seven days before the 
day appointed for said meeting. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meet- 
ing aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this third day of November, A. D. 1928. 
(Seal) 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 



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RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott by posting attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, at least one public and conspicuous place 
in each precinct in the town, and at or in the immediate vicinity of each 
railroad station in Swampscott on Tuesday. November 6, 1928, the 
posting of said notices being seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 
Constable. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Wednesday, November 14, 1928 

In accordance with the Warrant, meeting called to order by Kendall 
A. Sanderson, Moderator. 

Voted to dispense with reading of the Warrant, except the return of 
Warant thereon, which was read by the Town Clerk. 

The Finance Committee 

The report of the Finance Committee was read by James W. San- 
try, Chairman. 

Article 1. At the Special Town Meeting held May 10, 1928, under 
Article 12 of the warrant for that meeting, the advisability of acquiring 
the land described in this article for school purposes was considered. 
The Finance Committee then reported against it and its recommenda- 
tion for indefinite postponement was adopted by the meeting. 

In considering this article, we have conferred with the School Com- 
mittee. The discussion at this conference related to a comparison of the 
adaptability of this land for school purposes with the adaptability of 
the land in Forest avenue, described int Article 1 of this Warrant for the 
meeting that immediately follows this meeting. 

This land, known as the Griffin lot, is located on the southerly side 
of Humphrey street. It is about 1400 feet in a westerly direction from 
the present location of the Palmer School. It contains 397,800 square 
feet and there are five or six buildings upon it. One of these buildings 
is now used for the Country Day School and the other buildings are 
used in connection with the Swampscott Riding School. 

These buildings are located upon the most desirable part of this 
land and therefore would have to be included in any taking that was 
made. They are assessed for $17,000. The land is assessed for $16,000, 
making a total assessment of $33,000. 

The direct cost of taking this land would be very high and the 
annual loss in taxes thereafter would be substantial. 

In addition to the cost, there are other objections to the use of this 
land for school purposes. We are informed by the School Committee 
that very few of the children who would attend this school live on the 
side of the street where this land is situated. In other words, most of 
the pupils — about ninety per cent — live on the opposite side of Hum- 
phrey street. These pupils, therefore, to reach the school, would be 
required to cross Humphrey street, and, because of the heavy traffic 
in the vicinity of this location, would thereby be subjected to great 
danger. The ages of the pupils at this school range from six to eleven 
years. We believe that a school at this location would expose these 
young children to great danger. 

There are other lesser objections. It is too far removed from the 
center of the community that this school is designed to accommodate: 
and again, it is a noisy location. 

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the opinion we expressed at the Special Meeting held May 10, and 
therefore recommend that action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

JAMES W. SANTRY, 
FREDERICK J. RUDD, 
JOHN A. WALDO, 
PAUL W. BRICKETT, 
CHARLES F. HATHAWAY, 
JOHN R. HURLBURT, 
CHESTER A. BROWN, 
RALPH J. CURTIS. 
Voted, Article 1. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, viz.: That action under this article 
be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 2. Action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 
Voted to dissolve at 7.40. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Wednesday, November 14, 1928 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are di- 
rected to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall 
in said Swampscott, on Wednesday, the fourteenth day of November 
at 7.30 P. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to take by eminent domain 
for public school purposes, and will appropriate money therefor, as 
petitioned for by the school committee, the following described land: 

Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Forest avenue, thence 
running N 70-07-40 W for a distance of 210 feet from a drill hole; 
thence turning right angle bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a 
distance of about 386 feet; thence northwesterly bounded by land of 
Maria S. Hastings and others for a distance of about 300 feet; thence 
southerly bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance of about 
427 feet to the northerly side of Forest avenue; thence along the north- 
erly side of Forest avenue to the point of beginning; containing about 
122,000 square feet. This land is assessed to Maria S. Hastings. 

Art. 2. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to take by eminent domain for the purpose of widening Blaney street, 
and appropriate money therefor, the following described parcels of land 
on said Blaney street: 

Beginning at a point situated in the easterly line of Blaney street, 
said point being the beginning of curve to Humphrey street; thence 
N 45-15-20 E along the old line of Blaney street for a distance of 89.84 
feet; thence S 59-58-30 E bv land now or formerly of Blanev for a 
distance of 3.41 feet; thence S 47-20-00 W by land now or formerly 
of Lynch, for a distance of 90.79 feet to the point of beginning. Said 
parcel contains 148.00 square feet. 

Beginning at a point situated in the easterly line of Blaney street: 
said point being 51.00 feet southwest of a stone bound placed at the 
angle of Blaney street; thence S 55-07-10 'W along the easterlv line of 
Blaney street for a distance of 15.70 feet, thence S 44-33-50 W for a 
distance of 8.19 feet; thence S 59-58-30 E by land now or formerly of 
Charles E. and Arthur L. Lynch for a distance of 1.83 feet; thence 
N 47-20-00 E by land of Fred E. Gould, for a distance of 23.14 feet, to 
the point of beginning. Said parcel contains 33 square feet. 



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Art. 3. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or otherwise under 
any general or special law which authorizes the town to raise money 
by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may be 
necessary for any or all of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing 
article. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an attested 
copy thereof at the Town Hall, the Post Offices, at least one public and 
conspicuous place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the imme- 
diate vicinity of each railroad station in the town, seven days before 
the day appointed for said meeting. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of 
meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this third day of November, A. D. 1928. 
(Seal) 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott by posting attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, at least one public and conspicuous 
place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the immediate vicinity 
of each railroad station in Swampscott on Tuesday, November 6, 1928, 
the posting of said notices being seven days before the time of said 
meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Wednesday, November 14, 1928 

In accordance with the Warrant the meeting was called to order 
by Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator. 

Voted to dispense with reading of Warrant except the return there- 
on, which was read by the Town Clerk. 

Finance Report 

The Finance Committee report was read by James W. Santry, 
Chairman. 

Article 1. This article involves the taking of a certain parcel of 
land in Forest avenue, owned by Maria S. Hastings and containing 
about 122,000 square feet. These premises were before the town for 
consideration at a special meeting held the 10th day of May, 1928. A 
majority of the Finance Committee reported in favor of the taking of 
this lot of land, while a minority favored the taking of the Palmer site, 
so-called. By a small margin, the meeting adopted the recommendation 
contained in the minority report, namely the taking of the Palmer lot. 
Proceedings were then instituted to refer this question to the voters and 
at a special meeting called for that purpose, the minority report was 
defeated by a very substantial vote. 

The above-mentioned reports of the Finance Committee considered 
quite carefully the characteristics of the Hastings and the Palmer lots 
and their availability for school house purposes. 

The committee does not feel that it is necessary to go into the 
features of the Hastings lot at this time because they have been under 
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The need of a school building that will adequately care for the re- 
quirements of this neighborhood, are more pressing now than they were 
when the matter was before the town a short time ago. It appears, 
for instance, that at the opening of school, sixteen pupils, around the 
age of twelve years, who should attend a school in their own neighbor- 
hood, are forced to attend the Hadley school. This condition required 
the transfer of an equal number of pupils from the Hadley school to the 
Clarke school. In other words, the lack of proper school accommoda- 
tions in this locality has caused inconvenience not only to sixteen pupils 
there, but also to sixteen pupils living in the vicinity of the Hadley 
school and their respective families. Although the School Committee, 
like the Finance Committee, was divided at the earlier meeting on the 
question of the desirability of these two lots, since the Palmer site has 
been eliminated, they are now unanimous in their belief that the Hast- 
ings lot should be taken. 

After conferring with the School Committee and after considering 
the subject, we recommend that the Board of Selectmen, in behalf of 
the town, be and hereby are authorized to take in fee for public school 
purposes the following described premises and that the sum of $10,000 
be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund, namely: 

Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Forest avenue, thence 
running N 70-07-40 W for a distance of 210 feet from a drill hole; thence 
turning right angle bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance 
of about 386 feet; thence northwesterly bounded by land of Maria S. 
Hastings and others for a distance of about 300 feet; thence southerly 
bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance of about 427 feet 
to the northerly side of Forest avenue; thence along the northerly side 
of Forest avenue to the point of beginning; containing about 122,000 
square feet, as petitioned for by the School Committee. 

Article 2. This article concerns the taking of land along the east- 
erly side of Blaney street for the purpose of increasing the width of a 
part of this street. 

After conferring with the Board of Selectmen, it was felt that the 
purpose of this article can be accomplished by taking from the opposite 
side of the street a part of the land that is now used for the sidewalk. 

A taking of the land described in this article would interfere with 
contracts that have been made between the owners and purchasers and 
might render the town liable in a substantial sum. We recommend that 
action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

JAMES W. SANTRY, 
FREDERICK J. RUDD, 
CHARLES F. HATHAWAY, 
JOHN R. HURLBURT, 
CHESTER A. BROWN, 
JOHN A. WALDO, 
PAUL W. BRICKETT, 
RALPH J. CURTIS, 

Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 1. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Board of Selectmen, in behalf of the town, be and hereby 
are authorized to take in fee for public school purposes the following 
described premises and that the sum of $10,000 be appropriated therefor 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund, namely: 

Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Forest avenue, thence 
running N 70-07-40 W for a distance of 210 feet from a drill hole; thence 
turning right angle bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance 
of about 386 feet; thence northwesterly bounded by land of Maria S. 
Hastings and others for a distance of about 300 feet; thence southerly 
bounded by land of Maria S. Hastings for a distance of about 427 feet 
to the northerly side of Forest avenue; thence along the northerly side 
of Forest avenue to the point of beginning; containing about 122,000 



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square feet as petitioned for by the School Committee. Whole number 
voting 93, necessary for choice 62; For, 86; Against, 7; carried by two- 
thirds majority. 

Voted, Article 2. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That action under this 
article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 3. Action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted to dissolve at 8.15 P. M. 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

Wednesday, November 14, 1928 

In accordance with the adjournment of October 3, 1928, meeting 
was called to order by Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator. 

Report of Finance Committee 

Finance report on Article 2 of the warrant was read by James W. 
Santry, Chairman. 

(1) This article relates to the taking by eminent domain for public 
park purposes of a tract of land in Humphrey street, extending from 
the Post Office Building to Blaney Beach, except that part that is 
owned by the Swampscott Masonic Building Associates, Inc. This land 
skirts the sea shore on its easterly and southerly sides and extends 
along Humphrey street a distance of about 1,000 feet. It contains about 
227,000 square feet and is assessed for about $268,000.00. It is one of 
the most valuable tracts of land in Swampscott. 

(2) The meeting that was held October 3 was adjourned to this 
date to permit our committee to investigate the subject. In making this 
investigation we have conferred with the members of the special com- 
mittee that was appointed at the last annual town meeting to study the 
re-zoning of this locality. We have conferred also with some of the 
owners of the various parcels constituting this tract and have given 
some attention to the financial aspects of the question. 

(3) A consideration of the project shows that there are many com- 
mendable features in it. The taking of this land would preclude its 
being used at any time for any undersirable private purpose. It would 
give the public access to a long line of sea coast. It would present a 
view of the ocean along Humphrey street for a distance of more than 
one thousand feet. It might result in such an increase in property 
values in the vicinity of the tract as to absorb any loss in taxes in 
consequence of the taking. 

(4) This taking, however, would destroy, for taxing purposes, more 
than a quarter of a million dollars of property and would result there- 
fore in the annual loss of a substantial amount in taxes. 

(5) At the conference with the above mentioned Special Committee 
some members of this committee expressed the opinion that the fair 
value of the property was $300,000.00, while other members felt that 
$350,000.00 would more nearly represent its value. We felt that it would 
be helpful to obtain from the owners of this land their opinion as to its 
value. We accordingly wrote a letter to each of these owners contain- 
ing the following questions, namely: 

First: In the event of the taking of your premises by the town, 
would you be willing to accept in settlement the present assessed valua- 
tion? 

Second: If you would not be willing to accept the present assessed 
valuation of your premises, kindly indicate the amount you would accept 
in settlement. 

All of the replies that were received stated that the owners would 
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Some owners met the committee; these owners stated that while they 
did not care to place any specific value upon their property they would 
expect a sum that would exceed substantially the present assessed 
valuation thereof. 

(6) The present state of mind of these owners indicates that in the 
event of a taking the amount of any settlement, to be satisfactory to 
them, must far exceed that present assessed valuation of this tract. A 
taking therefore would mean a trial by jury, with its attendant expense. 
It would be impossible to predict the result. We believe, however, that 
the sum the town would ultimately have to pay would exceed $350,000.00. 

(7) Our indebtedness, represented by bonds and notes, amounts 
to about $590,000.00. Assuming that the ultimate expense does not 
exceed $350,000.00', which is the higher estimate of the Re-zoning Com- 
mittee, the raising of this amount by bonds and notes would mean an 
increase of more than 60 per cent on our present debt. 

(8) In considering this project, it seems fair to comment upon other 
needs of the town. Additional school accommodations are required for 
the Phillips Beach section and we have recommended the appropriation 
of $10,000.00 to provide land for this purpose. The damages finally 
awarded, if this land is taken, may exceed this amount. On this we 
express no opinion. The cost of erecting and equipping a school build- 
ing on this site would exceed $100,000.00. With the exception of 
$6,000.00 this amount would have to be borrowed. 

(9) Several times the School Committee has called attention to the 
condition of the High School. This building has been in use for nearly 
40 years. A committee was appointed at the last annual town meeting 
to study the situation. In the early future the town must give serious 
consideration to this problem. A new high school building would be an 
expensive undertaking and would result in another increase in our 
indebtedness. 

(10) The easterly section of the town is without sewers. At the 
last annual town meeting $13,000.00 was appropriated to be used in 
resuming work on the intercepting sewer. This intercepting sewer must 
be completed and lateral sewers must be built, before any relief can be 
given to this community. The Town Engineer estimates that this work 
will cost about $200,000.00. 

(11) We mention these features to show that there are many 
pressing matters that must receive early attention and that will require 
the expenditure of large sums of money. 

(12) It has been suggested that if this land is taken now, the build- 
ings upon it may be permitted to stand, and the rents received from 
them be used to pay the interest on the loan. Many of the buildings 
are old. The cost of keeping them in repair, the loss of revenue from 
them in the form of taxes, and the cost of insurance and other expenses 
that would be required, would total a substantial annual sum. After the 
deduction of this sum from the rents that might be received by the 
town, it is very probable that very little, if anything, would be left to 
be applied to interest on the loan. If this plan were followed, assuming 
that it can be done legally, it would mean that the town, for a sub- 
stantial period, would occupy the position of landlord to the buildings 
upon this land. Since it would then receive an income from this prop- 
erty, it would be subjected to all the liabilities to which a private owner 
is subject namely, liability for injuries suffered by any person right- 
fully upon this property. It seems that this is a feature that should be 
Carefully considered. 

(13) It has been suggested that a public park at this location would 
not be desirable. A public park undoubtedly would increase the traffic 
problems along Humphrey street. During the summer months these are 
now of a serious nature. 

(14) Whether the park itself would be desirable depends upon the 
manner in which it would be used. It might be a very desirable feature 
to the town. On the other hand, it is conceivable that it might give 



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rise to objectionable conditions. If there was pressing need for a park 
or reservation at this locality, the possibility of such conditions arising 
would not have to be considered seriously, because if they did arise they 
could be controlled by appropriate regulations. There seems, however, 
to be no such pressing need since we have now access to four very fine 
beaches; we have provided playgrounds, and we maintain parks and 
open spaces in many parts of the town. 

(15) This parcel was established as a general residential area in 
1924, by the Zoning By-Law. For a long period before this it had been 
used for residential purposes so that the By-Law merely gave it a 
character that it had acquired long before the adoption of the By-Law. 

(16) In zoning this locality the town has been fair to the owners. 
Before the passage of the Zoning By-Law a hearing was given to all 
owners by the committee that was then studying the subject. With 
possibly one or two exceptions it was agreeable to these owners to have 
this locality continue as a residential area. The Zoning By-Law created 
this tract into a general residential district. The owners therefore are 
not limited, as they are in some parts of the town, to the erection of 
buildings that must be restricted to the use of one family: they may erect 
and maintain buildings to accommodate two families, and they may also 
use their premises profitably for other purposes permitted by the Zoning 
By-Law. In other words, these owners who are now occupying their 
premises for single residential purposes may, at any time, under our 
by-laws, change this form of use to one that will yield an income. 

(17) At the meeting that was held October 3, the committee that 
investigated the question of the advisability of re-zoning this location 
reported, against it and the report was adopted by the town meeting. 
This clearly shows that there is no present intention to change the 
character of this locality. It is one of the most desirable places for 
residence in the town, and will continue to be so for many years. Its 
character cannot be changed except by a vote of two-thirds of the 
members that are present at a town meeting called for the purpose 
There seems to be no immediate prospect of this. The town meeting 
has too recently manifested its opposition to any such project. 

(18) The statements made by the resident from Concord, at the 
meeting of October 3, sought to create the impression that the locality 
in question is a business one, and that the by-law, in establishing it as 
a residential area, is unconstitutional. He commented on the case of 
Nectow vs. City of Cambridge, recently decided by the United States 
Supreme Court. Anybody who reads this decision will see that the 
character of the land that was there under discussion was entirely dis- 
similar to the character of the land we are considering. There seems 
to be nothing in this decision that would justify the opinion that our 
Zoning By-Law — in giving this locality the character it always had — 
is unconstitutional. 

(19) We should not be frightened by the prediction that at some 
time this parcel will be occupied by gasoline filling stations and other 
features that are usually found at beach resorts. We have already 
indicated that to accomplish this would require a two-thirds vote, and, 
we believe, it can reasonably be assumed that there will always be some 
members at the town meeting to protect the town from any such 
invasion. 

(20) We believe that Swampscott, for a long time, will be a resi- 
dential locality. During two or three months in the year, Humphrey 
street is a busy thoroughfare but, after the early part of September, it 
then resumes the quietness of a country street. Except in a few in- 
stances, there are no opportunities for business. This is indicated by 
the changing character of the enterprises on the northerly side of the 
street, opposite this location. 

(21) We have a declining tax rate. It is lower than that of many 
communities. This, however, should be no excuse for incurring this 
expense. One of the features that makes Swampscott attractive, for 
residential purposes, is its low tax rate with, at the same time, a fair 



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valuation on property. We believe that a still lower tax rate is possible 
without neglecting any essential public activity or duty. This, how- 
ever, can be accomplished only by refraining from unnecessary and 
extravagant expenditures. 

After careful consideration five members of the committee are op- 
posed to the project and recommend that action under this article be 
indefinitely postponed. The remaining three members favor the taking 
but not until provision is made for other public needs mentioned in this 
report, and then only if the land can be acquired at a reasonable price. 

JAMES W. SANTRY, 
JOHN A. WALDO, 
PAUL W. BRICKETT, 
CHARLES F. HATHAWAY, 
RALPH J. CURTIS, 
JOHN R. HURLBURT, 
CHESTER A. BROWN, 
FREDERICK J. RUDD, 

Finance Committee. 
A motion was made to accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee, and adopt their recommendations as follows: Action under this 
article be indefinitely postponed. 

Mr. Baldwin offered an amendment to this motion as follows: 
That the Board of Park Commissioners be authorized to take in 
fee by eminent domain for public park purposes the premises described 
as Parcel No. 1 under Article 2 of the warrant for this Town Meeting, 
consisting of approximately 115,200 square feet of land with the struc- 
tures thereon. 

And that the town appropriate therefor the sum of one hundred 
seventy-five thousand ($175,000) dollars, of which six thousand ($6,000) 
dollars shall be raised out of the tax levy of the current year by transfer 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund and the balance shall be raised 
by borrowing; and that for the purpose of raising said balance the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, be authorized to borrow 
not exceeding the amount thereof and to issue notes or bonds of the 
town therefor, the same to be issued and payable in accordance with the 
provisions of Chapter 44 of the General Laws and all acts in amendment 
thereof or addition thereto, so that the whole loan shall be paid in not 
more than thirty (30) years from the date of the issue of the first bond 
or note or at such earlier dates as the treasurer with the approval of 
the selectmen may determine. 

Amendment was lost; whole number voting 88, necessary for choice 
58. For, 48; Against, 40. 

Voted to accept the report of the Finance Committee, and adopt 
their recommendations, that action under Article 2 of the warrant be 
indefinitely postponed. 

Voted to dissolve at 9.50 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 

Recount of Votes 

November 15, 1928. 
A petition received by the Board of Registrars, for a recount of 
votes cast for the office of Governor at the election on November 6, 
1928, namely between Frank G. Allen and Charles H. Cole, was held 
at the Town Hall, on the above date. Charles D. C. Moore represented 
Frank G. Allen, and William F. Shanahan represented Charles H. Cole. 
The Board of Registrars were assisted by Harry E. Cahoon, Clarence 
W. Horton, Arthur C. Eaton, Horace R. Parker, Frank G. Melvin, W. 
Lawrence Kehoe, George L. Place, Kenneth L. Place and Everett L. 
Burt. While errors were found they were not of sufficient number to 
change the result of the election. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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Town Clerk's Statistics 



Births Recorded— 243 

Males, 132; Females, 111. 

In January, 17; February. 14; March, 24; April, 25; May, 29; 
June, 24; July, 20: August. 21; September, 18; October, 25; Novem- 
ber, 13; December, 11. 

Marriages Recorded — 102 

January, 6; February, 6; March, 4; April, 7; May, 6; June, 15; 
July, 6; August, 14; September, 12; October. 11; November, 8; De- 
cember, 7. 

Deaths Recorded— 126 

Males, 60; Females, 66. 

In January, 6; February, 21; March, 9; April, 10; May, 8; June, 11; 
July, 9; August, 10; September, 7; October, 10; November, 10; De- 
cember, 15. 

Dogs Licensed — 490 

Males, 425; Females, 65. 

Money paid to County Treasurer. 

Lobster Fishermen's Licenses 

Resident, 20 at $1.00. 

Fishing and Hunting, Combination Licenses 

Resident, 122 at $2.25 
Alien, 1 at 15.25 

Trapping Licenses 

Resident, 6 at $2.25 

Duplicate Licenses 

Resident. 1 at $.50 

Money paid to the Commissioner of Fisheries and Game. 

1 Auctioneer License at $2.00 $2.00 

2 Pool Tables at 2.00 4.00 

1 Bowling Alley at 2.00 2.00 

2 Itinerant Vendors at 2.00 4.00 

3 Junk Dealers at 75.00 225.00 

Paid Town Treasurer $237.00 
Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 

March 1, 1928. 

To the Board of Selectmen, Mr. James W. Santry, Chairman, Swamp- 
scott, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: I submit herewith my report of an audit of the ac- 
counts of the town of Swampscott for the period from July 1 to De- 
cember 31, 1927, made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 
of the General Laws. This report is in the form of a report made to 
me by Mr. Edward H. Fenton, Chief Accountant of this Division. 

Verv trulv vours, 

THEODORE N. WADDELL, 
Director of Accounts. 

Mr. Theodore N. Waddell, Director of Accounts, Department of Cor- 
porations and Taxation, State House, Boston. 

Sir: — As directed by you, I have made an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Swampscott for the period from July 1 to De- 
cember 31, 1927, and submit the following report thereon: — 

The books and accounts in the town accountant's office were ex- 
amined and checked. The recorded receipts were checked with the 
records of the several departments collecting money for the town and 
with the treasurer's books. The recorded payments were checked with 
the selectmen's warrants authorizing such payments and with the treas- 
urer's cash book. 

An analysis of the ledger was made, the appropriation accounts 
were compared with the classification book, and a balance sheet, which 
i> appended to this report, was prepared showing the financial condition 
of the town on December 31, 1927. 

The payments of debt and interest were verified by a comparison 
with the cancelled bonds, notes, and coupons on file. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were examined and 
checked. The footings of the cash book were proved, the reported 
receipts were compared with the accountant's ledger and with the rec- 
ords of the department making payments to the treasurer; and the pay- 
ments were compared with the warrants authorizing the disbursements 
of town funds. 

The cash balance was verified, the cash in the office was personally 
counted January 1. 1928. and the bank balances were reconciled with the 
bank statements. 

The securities of the trust, investment, and sinking funds were per- 
sonally examined and checked in detail. 

The books and accounts of the collector were examined and 
checked, the commitment of taxes and assessments were verified, and 
the abatements were checked to the assessors' records of abatements 
granted. The payments to the treasurer were checked to the treasurer's 
books, and the outstanding accounts were listed and reconciled with 
the accountant's ledger. 

The commitments of water charges were verified, the abatements 
were checked to the water department records, and the payments to the 
treasurer were checked to the treasurer's books. 

The outstanding water accounts were listed and reconciled with 
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The outstanding taxes and water accounts were further verified 
by mailing notices to a number of persons whose names appeared on 
the books as owing money to the town, the replies received thereto in- 
dicating that the accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The deeds, representing the tax titles taken by the town, were ex- 
amined, listed, and proved to the accountant's ledger. 

The town clerk's records of dog and of hunting and fishing licenses 
issued were examined, and the payments to the county and the State, 
respectively, were verified by receipts on file. 

The records of receipts of the sealer of weights and measures, from 
rent of the town hall, library fines, the police and cemetery depart- 
ments, from licenses issued by the selectmen and health departments, 
as well as the commitments of accounts receivable of the health, poor 
and school departments, were examined. The reported payments to the 
treasurer were checked to the treasurer's books and the outstanding 
accounts were listed and checked to the accountant's ledger. 

Tables showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's cash and sum- 
maries of the tax, assessment, and water accounts receivable accounts, 
together with tables showing the transactions of the trust, investment, 
and sinking funds, are appended to this report. 

While engaged in making the audit, I received the co-operation of 
the various department officials, and I wish, on behalf of my assistants 
and for myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDW. H. FENTON, 

Chief Accountant. 



RECONCILIATION OF TREASURER'S CASH 

$934,121.96 



Balance July 1, 1927 $ 78,191.04 

Receipts July 1 to December 31, 1927 855,930.92 



Payments July 1 to December 31, 1927 $846,383.58 
Balance December 31, 1927 87,738.38 



$934,121.96 



Balance December 31, 1927 $ 87,738.38 

Cash in office (verified) $ 3,450.12 
Bank balances: 

Security Trust Company of Lynn 21,914.85 

Sagamore Trust Company of Lynn 23,064.34 

Central National Bank of Lynn 14,669.21 

Manufacturers National Bank of Lynn 23,369.71 

Webster and Atlas National Bank of Boston 1,270.15 

$87,738.38 



Security Trust Company of Lynn 

Balance December 31, 1927, per check register $21,914.85 
Outstanding checks December 31, 1927, per list 659.50 

$22,574.35 

Balance December 31, 1927, per bank statement $22,574.35 



Sagamore Trust Company of Lynn 

Balance December 31, 1927, per check register $23,064.34 
Outstanding checks December 31, 1927, per list 3,201.94 



$26,266.28 



Balance December 31, 1927, per bank statement $26,266.28 



1928] . DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 



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Central National Bank of Lynn 

Balance December 31, 1927, per check register $14,669.21 
Outstanding checks December 31, 1927, per list 674.20 



$15,343.41 



Balance December 31, 1927, per bank statement $15,343.41 



Manufacturers National Bank of Lynn 

Balance December 31, 1927, per check register $23,369.71 
Outstanding checks December 31, 1927, per list 3,096.19 



$26,465.90 



Balance December 31, 1927, per bank statement $26,465.90 



Webster and Atlas National Bank of Boston 

Balance December 31, 1927, per check register $1,270.15 

Balance December 31, 1927, per bank statement $1,270.15 



RECONCILIATION OF TOWN COLLECTOR'S CASH 

Balance per cash books January 17, 1928: 
Taxes 1927 $714.52 
Moth 1927 .25 
Interest on taxes 1927 8.14 



Water rates 1927 $ 177.07 

Water services 1.21 
Water rates 1928 3,000.71 



Collections to January 17, 1928, not en- 
tered in cash books: 
Taxes $29.15 
Water 14.00 
Licenses 4.50 
Town hall rents 5.00 



$ 722.91 
3,178.99 



Fees: 

Constables' $18.00 
Collector's 3.85 



52.65 



21.85 



$3,976.40 

Cash over 61.54 



Balance Sagamore Trust Company January 17, 

1928, per statement $2,784.92 
Cash in office January 17, 1928 (verified) 1,253.02 



$4,037.94 
$4,037.94 



Taxes— 1 925 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 $210.82 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $173.55 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 22.93 
Transferred to tax titles July 1 to December 

31, 1927 14.30 

Unlocated difference — adjusted .04 

$210.82 



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Taxes— 1926 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $29,459.26 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 84.50 

Transferred to tax titles 2,535.70 

Outstanding December 31, 1927 2,193.45 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $2,193.45 

Overpayment to collector 2.00 

Unlocated difference 2.50 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 16, 1928 $ 74.60 

Abatements January 1 to 16, 1928, per ledger 4.00 

Abatements January 1 to 16, 1928, not on ledger 3.08 

Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 2,116.27 



$34,272.91 



$34,272.91 



$2,197.95 



$2,197.95 



Taxes — 1927 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 (polls) $ 3,754.00 

Commitments per warrant (property) 579,664.35 

Additional commitments per warrants 724.45 

Error in reporting abatements — adjusted 11.10 
Abatements of moth assessment 1927 credited 

as taxes 1.75 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $492,238.13 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 1,891.99 

Outstanding December 31, 1927 90,025.53 



$584,155.65 



$584,155.65 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 16, 1928 $3,520.90 

Abatements January 1 to 16, 1928 29.12 

Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 85,760.99 

Cash on hand January 16, 1928 714.52 



$90,025.53 



$90,025.53 



Moth Assessments — 1925 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 1927 



.50 
.50 



Moth Assessments — 1926 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 1927 $100.75 
Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 .50 
Transferred to tax titles July 1 to December 31, 1927 2.00 
Outstanding December 31, 1927 .25 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 
Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 



$103.50 



$103.50 



.25 
.25 



1928] 



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Moth Assessments — 1927 



Commitments $2,513.50 
Additional commitment 13.00 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $2,165.00 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 64.25 
Abatement of moth assessment credited as 

taxes, 1927 1.75 

Outstanding December 31, 1927 295.50 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 16, 1928 $10.25 

Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 285.00 
Cash on hand January 16, 1928 .25 



Unapportioned Sewer Assessments 



Outstanding July 1, 1927 $2,133.52 
Commitments July 1 to December 31, 1927 537.22 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $ 427,86 

Apportioned July 1 to December 31, 1927 35.83 

Committed to tax collector with taxes 1927 1,923.92 

Outstanding December 31, 1927 283.13 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 
Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 



Sewer Assessments — 1926 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $284.15 

Transferred to tax titles July 1 to December 

31, 1927 53.84 

Outstanding December 31, 1927 118.03 



Outstanding January 1, 1927 
Outstanding January 16, 1927, per list 



Sewer Assessments — 1927 

Commitment 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $1,118.94 

Outstanding December 31, 1927 1,205.27 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 
Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 



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Unapportioned Sidewalk Assessments 



Outstanding July 1, 1927 $ 915.41 

Commitment July 1 to December 31, 1927 2,289.83 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $229.18 
Added to taxes of 1927 915.41 

Outstanding December 31, 1927 2,060.65 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 16, 1928 $ 165.06 
Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 1,895.59 



Sidewalk Assessments — 1926 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $536.28 

Transferred to tax titles July 1 to December 

31, 1927 71.97 



Sidewalk Assessments — 1926 

Commitments $1,786.38 
Additional commitments 54.66 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $1,245.77 
Outstanding December 31, 1927 595.27 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 16, 1928 $46.00 

Abatements January 1 to 16, 1928, not on ledger 88.40 

Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 460.87 



Tax Titles 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 $1,079.99 
Transferred from taxes and assessments: 
Levy of 1925: 
Taxes $14.30 
Costs and interest 9.78 



Levy of 1926: 
Taxes $2,535.70 

Moth Assessments 2.00 
Sewer Assessments 53.84 
Sidewalk Assessments 71.97 
Costs and interest 418.82 



$24.08 



$3,082.33 

$3,106.41 



Tax titles redeemed July 1 to December 31, 1927 $1,650.92 
Outstanding December 31, 1927, per list 2,535.48 



1928] DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 

Tax Title Possessions 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 

Outstanding December 31, 1927, per list 



Dog Licenses 

Cash on hand July 12, 1927 $197.00 
Licenses issued July 12, 1927 to January 30, 1928: 
68 males @ $2.00 $136.00 
15 females @ 5.00 75.00 



$211.00 



Payments to county treasurer July 12, 1927, to 

January 30, 1928 $306.00 

Town clerk's fees retained • 27.00 

Cash on hand January 30, 1928, verified 75.00 



Hunting and Fishing Licenses 

Licenses issued January 1 to 30, 1928: 

29 Resident citizens' sporting @ $2.25 $65.25 

4 Resident citizens' trapping @ 2.25 9.00 

1 Resident citizens' lobster @ 1.00 1.00 



Cash on hand January 30, 1928, verified 



Selectmen's Licenses 

Cash on hand July 1, 1927 $ 4.00 

Licenses issued July 1 to December 31, 1927 120.00 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 1927 



Town Hall Rents 

Rentals July 8 to December 31, 1927 

Payments to treasurer July 8 to December 31, 1927 $63.00 



Outstanding December 31, 1927 5.00 
Cash on hand December 31, 1927 5.00 



Cash on hand January 1, 1928 $ 5.00 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 5.00 
Rentals January 1 to 30, 1928 16.00 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 30, 1928 $14.00 
Cash on hand January 30, 1928 5.00 
Outstanding January 30, 1928, per list 7.00 



Police Department 

Cash on hand July 21, 1927 $2.25 

Receipts July 21, 1927 to January 30, 1928 2.55 

Cash on hand January 30, 1928, verified 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Cash on hand July 18, 1927 $45.52 
Outstanding July 18, 1927 4.51 

$50.03 

Fees for sealing July 18 to December 31, 1927 13.87 
Overpayment to treasurer .09 

$63.99 

Payments to treasurer July 18 to December 31, 1927 $63.99 



Health Department— Licenses 

Licenses issued July 13 to December 31, 1927: 

Alcohol 21 @ $ 1.00 $21.00 

Non-alcoholic 1 @ 10.00 10.00 

Milk 5 @ .50 2.50 

Ice Cream 4 @ 1.00 4.00 

Miscellaneous .80 



$38.30 

Payments to treasurer July 13 to December 31, 1927 $38.30 



Library Department — Fines, etc. 
Cash on hand July 1, 1927 $ 51.35 

Fines collected July 1, 1927 to February 2, 1928 183.54 
Sale of paper, etc., July 1, 1927 to February 2, 1928 8.10 

$242.99 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to De- 
cember 31, 1927 $100.00 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

February 2, 1928 90.00 

$190.00 

Cash on hand February 2, 1928 (verified) 52.99 

$242.99 



Park Department — Fish House Rents 

Outstanding July 22, 1927 $ 97.50 

Charges July 22, 1927 to January 19, 1928 168.00 
Overpayment to treasurer .20 



Payments to treasurer: 

December, 1927 $124.20 

January 19, 1928 42.80 

Outstanding January 19, 1928 98.70 



$265.70 



$265.70 



Cemetery Department 

Sale of lots July 8 to December 31, 1927 $430.00 

Payments to treasurer July 8 to December 31, 1927 $430.00 

Sale of lots January 1 to 31, 1928 $25.00 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 31, 1928 $25.00 



1928] 



DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 



97 



Departmental Accounts Receivable 
Outstanding July 1, 1927: 

Health $345.27 
Schools 62.50 
Licenses 12.00 



Commitments July 1 to December 31, 1927: 

Health $1,048.81 

Schools 345.00 

Poor 1,057.25 

Miscellaneous 30.00 



$419.77 



$2,481.06 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 1927: 
Health $ 48.10 

Schools 257.50 
Licenses 12.00 
Poor 466.75 
Miscellaneous 30.00 



Outstanding December 31, 1927, per list: 

Health $1,345.98 
Schools 150.00 
Poor 590.50 



$814.35 



$2,086.48 



Water Rates— 1924 
Outstanding July 1, 1927 $324.84 
Overpayment — adjusted 1.00 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $284.60 
Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 41.24 



Water Rates— 1925 
Outstanding July 1, 1927 # $634.11 
Unlocated difference — adjusted 9.41 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $585.43 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 47.09 

Collections of 1925 rates credited as 1926 11.00 



$2,900.83 



$2,900.83 



Water Rates— 1922 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 $10.59 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 1927 $3.14 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 7.45 



$10.59 



Water Rates— 1923 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 $255.55 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $132.57 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 122.84 

Unlocated difference (adjusted) .14 



$255.55 

$325.84 
$325.84 

$643.52 
$643.52 



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Water Rates— 1926 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 $4,081.13 
Collections of 1925 rates credited as 1926 11.00 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $3,847.42 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 126.85 

Abatement of water rates credited to services .75 

Outstanding December 31, 1927 117.11 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 $117.11 
Overpayment January 1 to 16, 1928 1.77 
Overpayment per previous audit 1.02 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 16, 1928 $ 13.92 

Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 105.98 



Water Rates— 1927 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 $ 8,845.49 

Commitment July 1 to December 31, 1927 22,224.33 
Duplicate abatement 1.37 
Abatement of water rents credited as water rates 10.00 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $24,045.78 

Abatements Julv 1 to December 31, 1927 81.47 

Outstanding December 31, 1927 6,953.94 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 $6,953.94 
Detailed list in excess of commitment 16.86 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 16, 1928 $ 499.45 

Unlocated difference 1.94 

Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 6,292.34 

Cash on hand January 16, 1928 177.07 



Water Rates— 1928 

Commitment January 1 to 16, 1928 $38,640.87 
Detailed list in excess of commitment .07 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 16, 1928 $ 481.04 
Outstanding January 17, 1928 35,159.19 
Cash on hand January 17, 1928 3,000.71 



Water Services 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 $1,217.86 

Commitments July 1 to December 31, 1927 4,385.56 

Charges Page 97 not committed 1.21 

Abatement of water rates 1926 credited to services .75 

Error in reporting abatements .02 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1927 $4,519.93 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 258.68 

Outstanding December 31, 1927 826.79 



$4,092.13 

$4,092.13 

$119.90 
$119.90 



$31,081.19 

$31,081.19 
$6,970.80 

$6,970.80 

$38,640.94 
$38,640.94 



$5,605.40 



$5,605.40 



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99 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 
Overpayment cash book, pages 66 and 70 

Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 
Cash on hand January 16, 1928 



$826.79 
1.93 



$827.51 
1.21 



Interest on Water Services 
Outstanding July 1, 1927 $169.50 
Commitment July 1 to December 31, 1927 649.46 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 
1927 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 
Outstanding December 31, 1927 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 
Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 

Water Rents 

Outstanding July 1, 1927 

Commitment July 1 to December 31, 1927 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 
1927 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1927 
Abatement of water rent credited to water 

rates 1927 
Outstanding December 31, 1927 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 
Outstanding January 16, 1928, per list 



$287.28 
97.81 
433.87 



$ 50.00 
240.00 



$240.00 
20.00 

10.00 
20.00 



$828.72 
$828.72 



$818.96 



$818.96 

$433.87 
$433.87 



$290.00 



$290.00 



$20.00 
$20.00 



Water — Miscellaneous 

Commitments July 1 to December 31, 1927 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 1927 



$3,863.39 
$3,863.39 



WATER LOAN SINKING FUND 





Savings Bank 
Cash Deposits Securities 


Total 


On hand at beginning 

of year 1927 
On hand at end of 

year 1927 


$ 3,770.24 
$15,000.00 


$4,443.92 $135,750.00 
$6,108.94 $128,500.00 


$143,964.16 
$149,608.94 


Receipts 




Payments 




Sale of securities $7,250.00 
Income 5,644.78 
Cash on hand January 1, 

1927 3,770.24 


Added to savings de 

posits 
Cash on hand Decern 

ber 31, 1927 


$ 1,665.02 
15,000.00 


Total 


$16,665.02 


Total 


$16,665.02 



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ELLEN R. WHITTLE LIBRARY FUND 





Savings Bank 
Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1927 
On hand at end of year 1927 


$2,000.00 
$2,000.00 


$2,000.00 
$2,000.00 


Receipts 


Payments 




Income $101.25 


Transferred to town 


$101.25 


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LIBRARY FUND 






Savings Bank 
Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1927 
On hand at end of year 1927 


$5,196.00 
$5,196.00 


$5,196.00 
$5,196.00 


Receipts 


Payments 




Income $263.03 


Transferred to town 


$263.03 


MARY L. THOMSON LIBRARY FUND 




Savings Bank 
Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1927 
On hand at end of year 1927 


$1,000.00 
$1,000.00 


$1,000.00 
$1,000.00 


Receipts 


Payments 




Income $50.63 


Transferred to town 


$50.63 


PHILLIPS SCHOOL MEDAL FUND 




Savings Bank 
Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1927 
On hand at end of year 1927 


$2,215.76 
$2,219.21 


$2,215.76 
$2,219.21 


Receipts 


Payments 




Income $108.73 


Savings bank deposits 
Expended by school 


$ 3.45 
105.28 


Total $108.73 


Total 


$108.73 



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MUNICIPAL INSURANCE FUND 



101 







Savings Bank 

Deposits Securities 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1927 
On hand at end of year 1927 


$2,007.87 $3,500.00 


$5,507.87 
$5,759.17 


Receipts 




Payments 




Securities sold 
Income 


$3,500.00 
251.30 


Savings bank deposits 


$3,751.30 


Total 


$3,751.30 


Total 


$3,751.30 



CEMETERY INVESTMENT FUND 





Savings Bank 
Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1927 
On hand at end of year 1927 


$11,121.80 
$10,242.26 


$11,121.80 
$10,242.26 


Receipts 


Payments 




Withdrawn from savings 

bank $ 879.54 
Bequests 600.00 
Sale of lots 1,369.50 
Income 539.96 


Care of lots 
Transferred to town 
for cemetery 


$ 389.00 
3,000.00 


Total $3,389.00 


Total 


$3,389.00 



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105 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 

September 6, 1928. 

To the Board of Selectmen, Mr. Howard K. Gliddon, Chairman, 
Swampscott, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: — I submit herewith my report of an audit of the ac- 
counts of the town of Swampscott for the period from January 1 to 
June 30, 1928, made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of 
the General Laws. This report is in the form of a report made to me 
by Mr. Edward H. Fenton, Chief Accountant of this Division. 

Yerv truly yours, 

THEODORE N. WADDELL. 

Director of Accounts. 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell, Director of Accounts, Department of Cor- 
porations and Taxation, State House, Boston. 

Sir: — As directed by you, I have made an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Swampscott for the period from January 1 to 
June 30, 1928, and submit the following report thereon: 

The books and accounts in the town accountant's office were ex- 
amined. The receipts, as recorded on the books, were checked with the 
records of the several departments collecting money for the town and 
with the treasurer's books. The recorded payments were checked to 
the selectmen's warrants authorizing such payments and with the treas- 
urer's cash book. 

The accountant's ledger was analyzed, the appropriation accounts 
being checked to the town meeting records of appropriations made and 
also with the classification book. A balance sheet showing the financial 
condition of the town on June 30, 1928, was prepared and is appended 
to this report. 

The payments of debt and interest were verified by a comparison 
with the cancelled bonds, notes and coupons on file. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were examined and 
checked and the footings of the ca«h book were proved. The recorded 
receipts were analyzed and compared with the accountant's ledger and 
with the records of the departments making payments to the treasurer. 
The payments were compared with the selectmen's warrants authorizing 
the treasurer to disburse town funds. 

The cash balance was verified, the cash in the office being counted, 
and the bank balances were reconciled with the statements furnished by 
the various banks holding town funds. 

The collector's books and accounts were examined and checked, the 
commitments of taxes and assessments were verified, and the recorded 
abatements were checked with the assessors' records of abatements 
granted. The payments to the treasurer were checked with the treas- 
urer's books and the accountant's ledger. The outstanding accounts 
were listed and reconciled with the accountant's ledger. 

The commitments of the water accounts were verified, the abate- 
ments were checked to the records in the water department, and the 
payments to the treasurer were checked to the treasurer's books and 



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the accountant's ledger. The outstanding accounts were listed and re- 
conciled with the accountant's ledger. The outstanding taxes and water 
accounts were further verified by mailing notices to a number of per- 
sons whose names appeared on the books as owing money to the town, 
and from the replies received I am satisfied that the accounts, as listed, 
are correct. 

The records of the sporting and dog licenses issued by the town 
clerk were examined, and the recorded payments to the county and the 
State, respectively, were verified by receipts on file. 

The records of the sealer of weights and measures, of town hall 
rentals, of the police and cemetery departments, and of licenses issued 
by the selectmen and health department, and the accounts receivable of 
the health, school and public welfare departments were also examined, 
the reported payments to the treasurer being checked to the treasurer's 
books and the outstanding accounts listed and checked to the account- 
ant's ledger. 

Tables are appended to this report showing a reconciliation of the 
treasurer's cash and summaries of the taxes, assessments and depart- 
mental accounts receivable. 

While engaged in making the audit I received the co-operation of 
the various department officials, and I wish, on behalf of my assistants 
and for myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDW. H. FENTON, 

Chief Accountant. 



RECONCILIATION OF TREASURER'S CASH 



Balance Januarv 1, 1928 $ 87,738.38 

Receipts January 1 to June 30, 1928 264,829.11 

Pavments Januarv 1 to Tune 30, 1928 $304,195.35 

Balance June 30," 1928 48.372.14 



Balance Tulv 1. 1928 $ 48,372.14 

Receipts July 1 to 31, 1928 269,369.70 

Pavments Julv 1 to 31, 1928 $197,588.73 
Balance July 31, 1928: 

Cash in office (verified) $3,081.36 
Bank balances: 

Webster and Atlas National 

Bank 2,197.18 

Security Trust Company 9,525.77 

Manufacturers' National Bank 4,641.39 

Sagamore Trust Company 15,717.78 

Central National Bank 84,989.63 

$120,153.11 



$352,567.49 
$352,567.49 

$317,741.84 



$317,741.84 



Webster and Atlas National Bank, Boston 

Balance Julv 31, 1928, per statement $2,197.18 
Balance July 31, 1928, per check register $2,197.18 



Security Trust Company of Lynn 

Balance Julv 31, 1928, per statement S9.976.29 
Balance julv 31, 1928, per check register $9,525.77 
Outstanding checks Julv 31, 1928, per list 450.52 

9,976.29 



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107 



Manufacturers' National Bank, Lynn 

Balance July 31, 1928, per statement $4,704.44 
Balance July 31, 1928. per check register $4,641-39 
Outstanding checks July 31, 1928, per list 63.05 

$4,704.44 



Sagamore Trust Company, Lynn 

Balance July 31, 1928, per statement $17,683.06 
Balance Julv 31, 1928, per check register $15,717.78 
Outstanding checks Julv 31. 1928. per list 1,965.28 

$17,683.06 



Central National Bank, Lynn 

Balance July 31, 1928, per statement $85,031.83 
Balance Julv 31, 1928, per check register $84,989.63 
Outstanding checks Julv 31, 1928. per list 42.20 

$85,031.83 



RECONCILIATION OF TOWN COLLECTORS CASH 

Balance Julv 31, 1928, per cash book: 

Taxes 1927 $1,642.88 

Taxes 1928 82.00 

Moth 1927 ■ 6.75 

Sewer 1927 62.82 

Water Rates 1927 16.45 

Water Rates 1928 350.08 

Water Services 58.21 

Board of Appeals 5.00 

Building permits 15.00 

Sale of cemetery lots 234.00 

Interest on deposits 83.79 

Tax fees 24.75 

Apportioned sidewalk assessments paid in 

advance 31.52 
Apportioned sewer assessments paid in ad- 
vance 29.24 
Constables' fees 10.00 
Cash over 14.68 



$2,667.17 

Balance July 31. 1928, per statement $2,667.17 



Taxes— 1926 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $2,193.45 

Overpayment to collector, to be adjusted 2.00 

Unlocated difference 2.50 



Pavments to treasurer Januarv 1 to June 30, 

1928 $1,650.72 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1928 74.78 

Outstanding June 30, 1928 472.45 



$2,197.95 



$2,197.95 



Outstanding July 1. 1928 $472.45 
Payments to treasurer Julv 1 to 31. 1928 $117.80 
Abatements Julv 1 to 31, 1928 23.80 
Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 330.85 

$472.45 



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Taxes — 1927 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $90,025.53 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1928 $52,290.44 
Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1928 290.70 
Outstanding June 30, 1928 37,444.39 



Poll Taxes— 1928 

Commitments per warrant $6,080.00 
Additional commitment 20.00 



Payments to treasurer to June 30, 1928 $2,992.00 
Abatements to June 30, 1928 72.00 
Outstanding June 30, 1928 3,036.00 



$90,025.53 



Outstanding July 1, 1928 $37,444.39 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 $12,902.70 

Abatements July 1 to 31, 1928 20.28 

Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 22,878.53 

Cash on hand July 31, 1928, verified 1,642.88 



$37,444.39 



$6,100.00 



$6,100.00 



Outstanding July 1. 1928 $3,036.00 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 $2,518.00 

Abatements July 1 to 31, 1928 74.00 

Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 362.00 

Cash on hand Julv 31, 1928 (verified) 82.00 



$3,036.00 



Moth Assessments — 1926 

Outstanding January 1, 1926 $ .25 

Outstanding June 30 and July 31, 1928, per list $ .25 



Moth Assessments — 1927 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $295.50 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1928 $151.00 
Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1928, (not 

recorded on ledger) .50 
Outstanding June 30, 1928 144.00 



$295.50 



Outstanding July 1, 1928 $144.00 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 $51.75 
Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 85.50 
Cash on hand July 31, 1928, verified 6.75 

S 144.00 



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109 



Unapportioned Sewer Assessments 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $283.13 
Commitments January 1 to June 30, 1928 51.02 
Apportioned sewers 1928 reported as unappor- 
tioned sewers, (to be adjusted) 12.50 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 1928 $101.43 
Apportionments Tanuary 1 to June 30, 1928 25.00 
Outstanding June 30, 1928 220.22 



$346.65 



$346.65 



Outstanding Julv 1, 1928 $220.22 
Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list $220.22 



Sewer Assessments — 1926 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $118.03 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 1928 $118.03 



Sewer Assessments — 1927 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $1,205.27 
Payments to treasurer Januarv 1 to June 30, 

"1928 $790.53 
Outstanding June 30, 1928 414.74 

$1,205.27 



Outstanding Julv 1, 1928 $414.74 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 $198.04 

Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 153.88 

Cash on hand Julv 31, 1928, verified 62.82 



$414.74 



Unapportioned Sidewalk Assessments 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $2,060.65 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30. 

1928 $ 833.35 

Apportionments January 1 to June 30, 1928 1 27.44 

Outstanding June 30, 1928 1,099.86 



$2,060.65 



Outstanding July 1, 1928 $1,099.86 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 $ 48.37 
Outstanding Julv 31, 1928, per list 1,051.49 

$1,099.86 



Sidewalk Assessments — 1927 



Outstanding January 1, 1928 $595.27 
Pavments to treasurer Januarv 1 to June 

30, 1928 $296.28 
Outstanding June 30, 1928 298.99 

$595.27 



Outstanding July 1, 1928 $298.99 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 $ 29.67 

Abatements July 1 to 31, 1928 88.40 
Outstanding Julv 31, 1928, per list 180.92 

$298.99 



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Dog Licenses 

Cash on hand January 30, 1928 $75.00 
Issued January 30 to August 8, 1928: 

349 males @ $2.00 $698.00 

50 females @ 5.00 250.00 

948.00 

$1,023.00 

Payments to county treasurer $630.60 
Fees retained 57.40 
Cash on hand August 8, 1928 (verified) 335.00 

$1,023.00 



Sporting Licenses 

Issued January 1 to August 8, 1928: 

Resident citizens' lobster 18 @ $1.00 S 18.00 
Resident citizens' sporting 62 @ 2.25 139.50 
Resident citizens' trapping 4 @ 2.25 9.00 
Duplicate licenses 1 @ .50 .50 



Payments to Department of Conservation $145.80 
Fees retained by town clerk 18.95 
Cash on hand August 8. 1928 (verified) 2.25 



$167.00 



$167.00 



Selectmen's Licenses 

Granted January 1 to June 30, 1928 $425.50 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 1928 $404.50 

Licenses not issued June 30. 1928 21.00 



$425.50 

Licenses not issued July 1, 1928 $21.00 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to August 9. 1928 $16.00 
Licenses not issued August 9. 1928 5.00 

$21.00 



Town Hall Rentals 

Cash on hand Januarv 1, 1928 $ 5.00 

Outstanding Januarv 1, 1928 5.00 

Rentals Januarv 1 to June 30, 1928 118.00 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30. 

'1928 $118.00 
Cash on hand June 30, 1928 10.00 



$128.00 



$128.00 



Cash on hand July 1, 1928 $10.00 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to August 9, 1928 $10.00 



Police Department 

Cash on hand January 30, 1928 $4.80 
Receipts January 30 to August 8, 1928 2.35 

$7.15 

Cash on hand August 8, 1928 (verified) $7.15 



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111 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Charges January 1 to August 8, 1928 $64.28 
Outstanding August 8, 1928, per list $ 4.89 
Cash on hand August 8, 1928 (In personal ac- 
count) 59.39 

$64.28 



Health Department — Licenses 

Issued January 1 to August 8, 1928: 



Oleo 


7 (c 


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$3.50 


Milk 


76 (c 


D .50 


38.00 


Ice cream 


7 (c 


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7.00 


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1 (c 


D 10.00 


10.00 


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I 2.00 


4.00 


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6 (c 


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6.00 


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1 (c 


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Sale of ribbons 


8 (c 


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1.60 



$76.10 

Payments to collector January 1 to August 8, 

1928 $75.60 
Cash on hand August 8, 1928 (verified) .50 

$76.10 



Building Inspector 

Charges January 1 to June 30, 1928: 

Building permits $137.00 

Elevator licenses 14.50 



Payments to collector January 1 to June 30, 1928: 
Building permits $134.00 
Elevator licenses 14.50 



$148.50 

Cash on hand June 30, 1928 3.00 



Cash on hand July 1, 1928 $3.00 
Charges July 1 to August 10, 1928: 

Building permits 32.00 



Payments to collector January 19 to June 30, 

1928 $188.90 

Outstanding June 30, 1928 91.50 

Cash on hand June 30, 1928 36.10 



$151.50 



$151.50 



$35.00 



Payments to collector July 1 to August 10, 1928 $35.00 



Park Department — Fishhouse Rentals 

Cash on hand January 18, 1928 $ 42.80 

Outstanding Tanuary 18, 1928 98.70 
Rentals January 18 to June 30, 1928 175.00 



$316.50 



$316.50 



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Cash on hand July 1, 1928 $36.10 
Outstanding July 1, 1928 91.50 



Payments to collector July 1 to August 7, 

1928 $46.90 
Outstanding August 7, 1928, per list 80.70 



Departmental Accounts Receivable 

Outstanding January 1, 1928: 

Health $1,345.98 
Schools 150.00 
Public Welfare 590.50 



Commitments January 1 to June 30, 1928: 

Health $679.00 

Schools 352.09 

Public Welfare 910.48 



$2,086.48 



1,941.57 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 1928: 
Health $ 921.71 

Schools 339.59 
Public Welfare 1,217.50 



$2,478.80 



Collection of health bill, credited to estimated 

receipts (to be adjusted) 2.00 

Outstanding June 30, 1928: 

Health $1,101.27 

Schools 162.50 

Public Welfare 283.48 



1,547.25 



Outstanding July 1, 1928 
Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 



Water Rates— 1926 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1928 $61.41 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1928 44.87 

Outstanding June 30, 1928 10.83 



Outstanding July 1, 1928 $10.83 

Overpayments per previous audit 2.79 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 $5.50 

Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 8.12 



1928] DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 113 



Water Rates— 1927 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 §6,953.94 
Detailed list in excess of commitment, (to be 

adjusted) 16.86 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1928 $5,630.20 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1928 100.57 

Outstanding June 30, 1928 1,240.03 



Outstanding July 1, 1928 $1,240.03 
Unlocated difference 6.21 



Payments to treasurer Julv 1 to 31, 1928 $927.30 
Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 302.49 
Cash on hand July 31, 1928, verified 16.45 



Water Rates — 1928 

Commitments January 1 to June 30, 1928 $40,435.95 
Detailed list in excess of commitment, (to be 

adjusted) .07 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1928 $31,345.22 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1928 82.23 

Outstanding June 30, 1928 9,008.57 



Outstanding July 1, 1928 $9,008.57 

Commitments July 1 to 31, 1928 7,875.51 

Water services reported as water rates 1928 48.00 

Unlocated difference 18.18 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 $3,021.29 

Abatements July 1 to 31, 1928 16.50 

Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 13,562.39 

Cash on hand Julv 31, 1928 (verified) 350.08 



Water Services 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $826.79 

Overpayments to treasurer (to be adjusted) 1.93 

Commitment January 1 to June 30, 1928 3,531.64 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1928 $3,500.15 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1928 5.00 

Outstanding June 30, 1928 855.21 



Outstanding Julv 1, 1928 $855.21 
Commitments July 1 to 31, 1928 806.01 
Detailed list in excess of commitment .05 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 $780.61 

Abatements July 1 to 31, 1928 5.00 

Water services reported as water rates 1928 48.00 

Unlocated difference 1.39 

Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 768.06 

Cash on hand July 31, 1928 (verified) 58.21 



$6,970.80 

$6,970.80 
$1,246.24 

$1,246.24 

$40,436.02 
$40,436.02 
$16,950.26 
$16,950.26 

$4,360.36 

$4,360.36 
$1,661.27 

$1,661.27 



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Interest on Water Services 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $433.87 
Commitments January 1 to June 30, 1928 297.35 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to Tune 30. 
"1928 

Outstanding June 30, 1928 

Outstanding July 1, 1928 
Commitments July 1 to 31, 1928 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 
Outstanding July 31, 1928," per list 



$250.48 
480.74 



$480.74 
108.54 



$165.77 
423.51 



$731.22 

$731.22 
$589.28 
$589.28 



Water Rents 

Outstanding January 1, 1928 $ 20.00 

Commitments January 1 to June 30, 1928 240.00 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1928 $240.00 

Outstanding June 30, 1928 20.00 



Outstanding Julv 1, 1928 $20.00 

Commitments July 1 to 31, 1928 40.00 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to 31, 1928 $40.00 

Outstanding July 31, 1928, per list 20.00 



$260.00 

$260.00 

$60.00 
$60.00 



Cemetery Department 

Sale of lots and graves January 1 to June 30, 
1928 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

'1928 $1,538.00 
Outstanding June 30, 1928 234.00 



Outstanding July 1, 1928 

Sale of lots and graves July 1 to August 9, 1928 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to August 9, 1928 
Outstanding August 9, 1928, per list 
Cash on hand August 9, 1928 



$234.00 
752.00 

$518.00 
50.00 
418.00 



$1,772.00 

$1,772.00 
$986.00 
$986.00 



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REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



117 



School Committee — 1928 



No-School Signal 

Two double strokes on the fire alarm, 2-2. Streets lights turned 
on for five minutes. 

7.20 A. M. No school in the junior or senior high schools. 

7.50 A. M. No session in grades I to VI inclusive. 

IMPORTANT: If the signal is not given at 7.20, but is given at 
7.50, sessions of school will be held in the junior and senior high schools 
and no school in grades I to VI inclusive. 



School 
Winter terms begins 
Winter term closes 
Spring term begins 
Spring term closes 
Summer term begins 
Summer term closes 
High School Graduation 
Fall term begins 
Fall term closes 



Calendar— 1929 

Wednesday, January 2 
Thursday, February 21 
Monday, March 4 
Thursday, April 18 
Monday, April 29 
Thursday, June 27 
Thursday, June 27 
Tuesday, September 10 
Friday, December 20 



Report of the School Committee 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

We commend to your earnest consideration the interesting and 
comprehensive reports of our superintendent and high school principal 
which follow. 

Looking back over the past year we feel that it has been one of 
normal growth and development. Your committee has endeavored to 
give to all school problems the utmost thought and consideration and 
endeavored to solve these problems looking to the best interests of the 
children and of the town. 

It should be evident that the school committee must be governed in 
its administrative function of educational control by the attitude of the 
citizens. In other words no matter how strongly the committee mem- 
bers may feel in regard to certain school problems lack of interest, real 
or fancied, on the part of the citizens must temper official action. As 
an example of what is meant let us consider the present situation in re- 
gard to the High school. A need may or may not exist — at any rate 
there is a special committee now engaged in considering the needs of 
the High school because of the vote in town meeting last year. This 
committee starts with certain facts which should be apparent to any 
interested citizen and which have been known to the School Committee 
for some time. Unfortunately the facts are not a matter of common 
knowledge because the rank and file of our citizens — even those most 
interested — the parents — have not made personal investigation. 

We believe our 35 year old High school is, and has been for some 
time a stumbling block as far as physical condition is concerned. It is 
not the place here to give the details for this opinion. We can only ask 
the support of those public spirited citizens in our future endeavor to 
remedy the situation we believe to exist, and such support can best come 



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from a personal visit to the High school and personal observation of 
the conditions under which our children are laboring. Wide spread 
knowledge based on first hand information is a prerequisite to an in- 
telligent consideration of a remedy. 

Outside of physical limitations our schools are good. Our stan- 
dards of achievement compare well with those of other schools, as 
evidenced by the superintendent's report, and your committee feels that 
during the past year some progress has been made toward that ideal of 
creating in Swampscott a superior school system. 

| Our budget is about four per cent higher this year than last, the 
major portion of the increase occurring in the item for salaries. The 
salary item is increased for two reasons — we have made allowance 
for the employment of additional teachers and we have made provision 
for increases in the salaries of those teachers who have not yet reached 
the present maximum, as well as those teachers who measure up to 
standards to be determined by the committee. We have given con- 
siderable time and thought in the past to the question of teachers' salary 
increases, and we believe that before the school year closes we shall 
have worked out a system of reward whereby teachers of outstanding 
merit will be encouraged to remain in our schools and other teachers of 
superior ability attracted to them. 

Efforts to co-ordinate the work in the senior and junior high 
schools are bearing fruit. We believe that the employment of a full- 
time specialist in testing and guidance, as recommended by our super- 
intendent, will be of incalculable assistance to our boys and girls, in 
electing their study courses and in the selection of their life-work. 

The college preparatory work in our High school is on a reasonably 
high level. Swampscott school graduates have made their mark in the 
higher institutions of learning. Our commercial department compares 
favorably with that in other schools. But Swampscott schools do not 
offer similar opportunity for self development to that large proportion 
of our boys and girls who elect courses in industrial and practical arts. 
We are unable through physical limitations in our equipment and in the 
building itself to give proper consideration to this branch of education. 
While this condition prevails Swampscott can not offer to all boys and 
girls of the town equal educational advantages. 

Two years ago your committee embarked upon a definite program 
of constructive publicity with three objects in view: 

1. To make Swampscott "school conscious". 

2. To acquaint our citizens with the school problems of the town. 

3. To enlist the co-operation of our citizens in attempting a solution 
of these problems. 

The results to date have been gratifying. It can well be said that 
Swampscott is becoming "school conscious," and the degree of co-opera- 
tion accorded this committee by other departments of the town, by town 
officials and by private citizens has been helpful in that direction. We 
are especially cognizant of the splendid work done by the Parent- 
Teacher Association, and record our sincere appreciation of the un- 
failing co-operation accorded us by its officers and members. 

We wish to express again our appreciation of the excellent work 
which is being done by our superintendent and the teaching staff. No 
spectacular achievements, perhaps, but a healthy normal growth, a 
steady, progressive development, an earnest desire to give to each child 
the training and education best suited to his particular needs. Our 
schools are still small enough to permit our principals and teachers to 
study their pupils and work for the best development of each individual. 

With deep regret we record the death of our sometime associate, 
Charles W. Hobbs. We shall miss his wise counsel, his friendly pres- 
ence. His life-long experience in educational work, his unfailing inter- 
est in the welfare of all children, his unremitting toil in their behalf, 
made him an invaluable member of our educational board, while his 
public spirited attitude toward all community problems was an inspira- 



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tion to all who knew him. We spread upon our records our deep sense 
of loss at his passing. 

In conclusion, we wish to express to our townspeople our appre- 
ciation of the interest they have taken in our schools in the past year 
and to voice the hope that we may continue to deserve and receive their 
support in the future. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE E. MITCHELL, Chairman 
BEATRICE WADLEIGH, Secretary 
MARION BURDETT 
JOHN VANNEVAR 
ARTHUR WYMAN 

Swampscott School Committee. 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

To the Swampscott School Committee: 

Ladies and Gentlemen: — It is my privilege at this time to present 
herewith my ninth annual report as superintendent of the Swampscott 
schools. As in former years this document will consist of three parts; 
first, a brief summary of the events of the past school year; second, 
recommendations for the future; and third, a few tables, partly statis- 
tical and partly informational. The report of the High school principal 
is also presented in full as an essential part of this report. 

Changes in Teaching Staff 

During the past year the following changes have taken place in the 
teaching staff: 

High School 

Joseph Stanton succeeded by Estclle Beaupre 
Bryan L. Carpenter John Miller 

Junior High School 

Verne Reynolds Edith Craig (Mrs.) 

Clarke School 

Florence Scott Elloine Woodward 

Margaret Knipe Eleanor Parsons 

Evelyn Stern Helen Lewis 

Palmer School 

Ida Bradford Anna Bresnahan 



These new teachers in general have entered upon their duties with 
zeal and efficiency, but we regret at any time the loss of teachers who 
have proved their worth in our schools, and look forward to the time 
when we shall be able to retain those who leave us because of more 
attractive salaries in other communities. 



Enrolment 

Our enrolment this year has reached the highest figure in the his- 
tory of the town. The total number enroled for September, the opening 
month of school, was 1587, as compared to 1537 in September, 1927, 
and 1491 in June, 1928. 

Our High school enroled 327 pupils during this first month as com- 
pared to 316 a year ago. At the beginning of the school year our first 
grade enrolments were very large, so an additional first grade was 
opened at the Clarke school, which relieved the pressure in the Hadley, 
Machon and Clarke first grades. We also admitted to this class children 
whose sixth birthdays are to occur in January 1929, an extension of one 
month in the entrance age privilege. 



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Opportunity Class 

Swampscott was one of the first towns of the state to comply with 
the law requiring the establishment of special classes for children three 
or more years mentally retarded, and we have endeavored to do all 
that we can for this type of child. In recent years it has been felt that 
some equal opportunity should be given to our gifted children, those 
who might reasonably be expected to do the work of the six elementary 
grades in five years. We have, of course, always had in mind our gifted 
children, and many of them have been accelerated from time to time, 
though never in a systematic way, and, it is to be believed, not without 
some slight educational loss to those so accelerated. After a study of 
our local situation and the practice in other communities there was or- 
ganized shortly after the opening of school an "Opportunity Class" for 
those pupils who might hope to do the work of our elementary grades 
in five years. 

Briefly our plans were as follows: To select from the fourth grades 
of our schools children who, first, had an intelligence quotient of 120, 
or more; second, were in sound health; third, were not already accel- 
erated; and fourth, whose parents were desirous of having them at- 
tempt the work; to group these children in the central part of the town; 
to have them cover during the present school year the essentials of 
both the fourth and fifth grades and at the end of the year to promote 
the successful ones to the sixth grade. We have, according^, at the 
present time a group of fourteen pupils, nine girls and five boys, who 
meet the above requirements, in charge of a teacher newly appointed 
for this class and housed in the Hadley annex. It is too early to speak 
of possible results from this venture; at the present time the class seems 
well organized, the pupils intensely interested and doing well, and the 
parents satisfied with our efforts. If by this organization we are able 
to save a year in the educational life of twelve or fifteen children the 
project will be a success and amply justified both from the educational 
and the economic standpoints. 

The Palmer School 

At the opening of school in September the distribution of pupils in 
the Palmer school was of such a nature that we were unable to place two 
grades in any room there. Accordingly, we transferred to the Hadley 
school the sixth grade pupils of the Palmer school, sixteen in number, 
making room for them at the Hadley school by the transfer of approx- 
imately an equivalent number of Hadley school pupils to the Clarke 
school. It is to be hoped that this condition will not exist another year, 
and present indications are that the long sought relief in the Palmer 
school district is to be obtained. At a special town meeting held in No- 
vember the town voted to take a parcel of land a few hundred feet north 
of the present building and entered upon from Orchard circle, upon 
which it is proposed to erect a new school. With persistence and rea- 
sonably good fortune a building should be ready for occupancy here 
next September and solve probably for all times the school housing 
problem in this part of the town. 

The High School 

It is gratifying to note the interest in the High school situation 
shown by the- special committee appointed at the last regular town meet- 
ing to consider High school needs. This committee has made a careful 
and personal inspection of our High school plant, and in general has con- 
ducted its investigations in a methodical manner. At the present time 
there is no indication as to the nature of the report which will be sub- 
mitted, but it would seem that it will be both comprehensive and in- 
telligent. 



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Our Testing Program 

We have endeavored during the past few years to make such use of 
standardized tests as our facilities and organizations would warrant. 
At the present time we have given intelligence tests to all pupils from 
the fourth grade through the High school. During the past year we 
gave to these same grades, four to twelve inclusive, the following 
achievement tests: Wilson Language Error, Chapman's Unspeeded 
Reading Comprehension Test, and participated in the State-Wide Arith- 
metic Tests conducted under the auspices of Professor Wilson of Boston 
University. A tabulation of the results of some of these tests and com- 
parison with normal scores will appear in the index. It appears from 
these scores that our Swampscott boys and girls are holding their own 
well in these fundamental processes. 

Miscellaneous Activities 

As in past years it is a pleasure to comment favorably upon many 
of our extra curricula activities. We feel that our Junior and Senior 
High athletic teams, both boys and girls, play their different games in 
accordance with the proper spirit which should actuate present day 
athletic contests. The past year a special effort has been made by Miss 
Flora Boynton, our Physical Training Supervisor, to do corrective work 
with those children showing markedly poor posture. Since September 
of the current year we have had each week student pupils from some 
of the Boston physical training schools working with small groups of 
elementary school pupils who need assistance along these most import- 
ant lines. Our department of music is functioning most successfully 
and features of each school year are the concerts given by the musical 
clubs of the Junior and Senior High schools. The dramatic clubs of 
these two schools maintain their fine organization and the high standard 
of amateur theatricals which have characterized them for a number of 
years. 

It becomes increasingly apparent as years go by that the Swamp- 
scott Parent-Teacher Association is a factor for real progress in the 
establishment of harmonious relations and better understandings between 
parents and school people. Each year there is an increase in the in- 
terest and support given to our schools and there is no doubt but that 
a large part of this is brought about by the Parent-Teacher Association. 
The men and women who serve as officers of the association deserve the 
hearty commendation of all those interested in the progress of Swamp- 
scott education, as the association itself merits the support of all citizens 
of the town. 

Looking Toward The Future 

There is so much that is worthwhile in education today that the pos- 
sibilities of development in a moderately sized school system are almost 
without limit. It is obvious that a town like Swampscott with its 
small organization and limited facilities must be somewhat restricted in 
its offerings and activities, culling from those things which modern 
educational theory has to offer that which is most practical and most 
readily adapted to the local needs. On the other hand, it should be 
realized that ours is a community which can afford practically anything 
within reason that will contribute to the successful development of its 
boys and girls. 

Teachers' Salaries 

The above principle may very readily be applied in the near future 
in respect to teachers' salaries. Our teachers have never been underpaid, 
but neither have Swampscott salaries equaled those of other commu- 
nities no more able to pay than we are. If we desire to retain our best 
teachers and to secure for those vacancies which occur in the future the 
best that the teaching market affords, we must be prepared to pay sal- 



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[Dec. 31 



aries higher than those now paid in our system. It is my belief that 
desirable results would be obtained by the establishment of a super- 
maximum to which teachers shall be eligible upon the completion of a 
prescribed number of units of professional improvement, always provided 
that their work in the class room measures up to the highest standards. 
Such a plan would be in accordance with the practice in many com- 
munities where careful studies of the salary situation have been made; 
it would offer proper inducements to teachers to develop professionally; 
it would recognize the elements of merit, and it would get us away from 
the automatic increase based solely on length of service, which has 
found disfavor with so many. 

First Grade Entrance Age 

Our present ruling in regard to the age of children entering our 
first grades is that they must be six years of age before the first of the 
following January in order to be eligible for membership in our entering 
classes. This rule was adopted eight years ago and was in accordance 
with the practice quite general at that time. Since then, however, as 
the testing programs of larger systems have been developed many com- 
munities have adopted the policy of admitting children to the first grades 
on the basis of mental rather than chronological age, or with considera- 
tion to both. Lynn, for example, admits to its first grades children who 
are five years and six months old chronologically and those who are 
five years and five months old if their mental age "determined by an 
examination given by the school psychologist" is six years as of Sep- 
tember fifteenth of the current year. Such a ruling is an application 
of the principle of recognizing individual differences in children, which 
all school people endorse. 

It is my belief that we should similarly modify our own ruling in 
this matter. It is. of course, true that at the present time we do not 
have a school psychologist, but we could doubtless secure the temporary 
services of some one trained in this work for the short period necessary 
for this task prior to the beginning of school, and the cost would be 
small in comparison to the benefits which would be derived. 

Our School Plant and Grounds 

During the past few years we have had from the town special ap- 
propriations for repairs, which with our regular appropriations, have 
brought our buildings to very good condition, with the exception of the 
Palmer and High schools. The Palmer school received no attention the 
past year because of the request for the new school; and at the High 
school we did only that work absolutely necessary, pending the report 
of the special committee of investigation. 

Our school grounds, however, are in very unsatisfactory condition. 
Much has been said about this item in the past, and several requests for 
appropriations to remedy matters have been refused. It is still my belief 
that we should ask the town to appropriate this year a sum of money 
sufficient to have a landscape architect outline a program of development 
of our school grounds, and to begin the carrying out of this program, 
and to follow this up in subsequent years with request until the program 
is completed. In my opinion, nothing connected with the material 
fabric of our schools excels this item in importance. 

Program Extensions 

Comment has been made above concerning our special class and the 
new opportunity class. At this time it seems to me appropriate to re- 
commend the establishment of another special class, to be organized in 
the Junior High school and to provide special training for the larger of 
our retarded boys and girls. The opening of such a class would allow 
us to have pupils of more nearly the same age and size in the Machon 
school special class, and would bring the large boys and girls to a 
building where there are some industrial facilities. 



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123 



After much thought and study it has become my belief that we 
could profit greatly by the employment of some one who would give 
full-time to the direction of our testing and guidance program. As has 
been indicated we have tried to make use of modern methods of testing; 
we have the elements of guidance started, but we need in both these 
fields the impetus that a full-time specialist alone could supply. It is 
my belief that the efficiency of our schools and the present and future 
welfare of our boys and girls would be greatly increased by such a step. 

Conclusion 

In closing this report it is again a pleasure to commend the spirit 
of loyalty and co-operation of all members of the teaching staff, as well 
as to express my keen appreciation of the cordial support and assistance 
which have been given by the members of the committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HAROLD F. DOW, 
Superintendent of Schools. 

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 

To the Superintendent and School Committee of the Town of Swamp- 
scott: 

Ladies and Gentlemen: — I herewith present my second annual re- 
port as principal of the Swampscott High school. 

Attendance 

During the year 1927-1928 the percentage of attendance was 95.2 as 
compared with 95.67 per cent during the preceding year. It is hoped 
that the present school year will witness a real improvement along this 
line. 

The number of tardiness per pupil decreased from 1.6 per pupil in 
1926-1927 to .9 in 1927-1928. Although the latter number is too high, 
yet a reduction of .7 per pupil indicates a more business-like attitude on 
the part of pupils and substantial co-operation by parents in having their 
children at school on time. This is an encouraging feature of the ad- 
ministration of the school. 

Enrollment 



1921 254 

1922 276 

1923 251 

1924 _ 265 

1925 267 

1926 300 

1927 316 

1928 327 



Since September, 1921, there has been an increase of 28.74 per cent, 
in the enrollment of the Senior High school, while since 1920 the popu- 
lation of the town has increased twenty-three per cent. There has been 
no marked annual increase in the High school, except in the years 1922 
and 1926, yet the growth has been steady, with the exception of the 
year 1923, when the enrollment decreased, and that of 1925, when it 
remained practically the same as during the preceding year. In Sep- 
tember 1929, an enrollment of between 340 and 350 pupils may be ex- 
pected. There are sufficient seats to accommodate that number, but 
some of the classes, particularly those in English, French, History, 
Physics, Chemistry, and Typewriting will be too large for the present 
teaching force. An additional teacher will probably be required, because 
the present teaching load is too heavy in most of the subjects named 
above. The problem will be to find a room in which an additional 
teacher may hold her classes. 



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The unusually small turnover in our teaching staff during the past 
year should prove of great value to the school, and is an encouraging 
symptom of a better school. 

College Entrance 

Of the 546 graduates of the Swampscott High school from 1920 to 
1928, inclusive, 215 or 39.2 per cent, have entered forty-seven post- 
secondary schools and colleges. Among these colleges are Amherst, 
Boston University, Bowdoin, Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke, University of New 
Hampshire, Norwich University, University of Pennsylvania, Radcliffe, 
Simmons, Smith, Syracuse University, Tufts, University of Vermont, 
Wheaton, Wellesley, and Yale. 

The school has the certificate privilege of the New England College 
Entrance Certificate Board, and may send its graduates into any of the 
following colleges without examination: Amherst, Bates, Boston Univer- 
sity, Bowdoin, Brown University, Colby, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, Middlebury, Tufts, Wesleyan University, and Williams. The 
school, also, is approved by Dartmouth, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 
Norwich University, University of Maine, University of New Hamp- 
shire, and University of Vermont, and may send its graduates into any 
of these institutions without examinations. 

Preparation for the Examinations of the College Entrance 
Examination Board 

Not only do graduates of the Swampscott High school enter those 
colleges which admit by certificate, but they have good success in pass- 
ing the examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board and in 
entering those colleges which admit only by examination. 

The results of the College Board Examinations taken in June 1927, 
were very gratifying, as a previous report shows. 

The results of the examinations taken in June, 1928. were as follows: 



No. R. 


Passed 


Failed 


Per Cent. Passed 


Per Cent. Failed 


19 


17 


2 


89.47 


10.53 


No. C. 










21 


14 


7 


66-2/3 


33-1/3 


No. X. 










11 


7 


4 


63.64 


36.36 


Total No. Exams. 








51 


38 


13 


74.5 


25.5 



In this table R. means recommended, C. means consent given, and 
X. means that the school neither recommends nor gives consent for the 
particular examination. The interpretation of the R. group is that of 
nineteen examinations for which pupils were recommended, seventeen 
were passed and only two were failed. 

The following is a summary of the results of the examinations by 
subjects : 

Per Cent. Per Cent. 
Subject No. Exams. Passed Failed Passed Failed 



French 11 10 1 90.9 9.1 

Latin 9 7 2 77.8 22.2 

Algebra 8 6 2 75. 25. 

English 4 2 2 50. 50. 

U. S. History 5 2 3 40. 60. 

Chemistry 3 1 2 33-1/3 66-2/3 

Solid Geometry 1 1 100 

Plane Geometry 9 9 100 

Trigonometry 1 1 100 



The records of our students in the College Entrance Board Exam- 
inations and in the colleges demonstrate that this school is preparing for 



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and sending into college those who have the ability and the will to do 
the work assigned. 

The college grades of our graduates justify the increasing confidence 
of the citizens of Swampscott in the ability of the High school to pre- 
pare their children for college. 

A favorable public sentiment is one of the strongest assets of a 
school. It begets both a feeling of confidence and a spirit of industry 
in the pupils, and inspires them to do their best. The development of 
such a wholesome attitude here in Swampscott by parents and other 
citizens toward their High school is encouraging. It means happier and 
more eager pupils, more efficient teachers, and a better High school. As 
water rises no higher than its source, so a school or other public in- 
stitution rises no higher than the level of the public sentiment toward 
it, support of it, and confidence in it. 

Graduates of 1928 in College 

Of the eighty-five graduates of the High school in June 1928, nine- 



teen entered post-secondary schools as follows: 

Boston University — 1 

Framingham Normal 1 

Katherine Gibbs 2 

Jackson _ 3 

Keene Normal 1 

Miss Leslie's School 1 

Mass. Instit. of Technology 1 

Massachusetts Nautical ~ 1 

Northeastern University — 1 

Posse-Nissen School ' 1 

Radcliffe College 1 

Salem Normal 3 

University of Vermont 1 

Wentworth Institute 1 



Extra Curricula Activities 

The usual activities in football, basketball, baseball, field hockey, 
hockey, dramatics, and class socials were carried on during the year. 

Health 

A health program, comprising medical inspection, corrective exer- 
cises, and health instruction should be inaugurated in the High school. 
The purpose of the medical inspection would be to determine only those 
physical defects which could be helped or corrected by proper exercises. 
There should be a cumulative health record card for each pupil, and it 
should show his health progress from year to year. Two periods per 
week of purposive physical training and one period per week of health 
instruction should be given to every pupil. Such a program would re- 
quire a well equipped gymnasium and two full time instructors, one for 
the boys, and the other for the girls, and the results, I believe, would 
amply justify the cost. 

Conclusion 

Some real progress has been made during the year, and a great 
deal remains to be done, but the co-operation which is now manifest gives 
hope of a better future for the school. 

The support of the School Committee, the counsel of the Superin- 
tendent of Schools, the co-operation of the teachers, and the excellent 
spirit among the pupils, I gratefully acknowledge. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEE T. GRAY, 

Principal. 



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[Dec. 31 



STATEMENT— DECEMBER 31, 1928 

General High Elementary 

General 

School Committee $ 84.00 

Superintendent 6,568.84 

Expenses of Instruction 

Supervisors 6,770.00 
Principals 
Teachers 
Text Books 
Supplies 

Expenses of Operation 
Janitors 
Fuel 

Miscellaneous 

Expenses of Maintenance 
Repairs, etc. 

Auxiliary Agencies 
Libraries 
Health 

Transportation 
Tuition 
Miscellaneous 

Outlay Expenses 

New Equipment 1,417.49 



$14,840.33 $49,257.40 $91,376.49 



Appropriation for year $155,480.00 
Expended 155,474.22 



Balance $ 5.78 

Special Repair Appropriation $ 2,635.00 

Expended 2,635.00 



SWAMPSCOTT'S SCHOOL DOLLAR— 1928 

Teachers' salaries 61 c 

Administration and supervision 16.8c 

Operation 11 c 

Books and supplies . 5.8c 

Auxiliary agencies 3 c 

Repairs 1.2c 

New equipment 1 c 



100 c 

The above figures show how the Swampscott school dollar was ex- 
pended in 1928. It is largely self-explanatory, but one or two of the 
items are more comprehensive than the titles indicate. 

Under "Administration and Supervision" are grouped the salaries 
of superintendent, supervisors, principals, clerk, attendance officer and 
expenses of the office, committee and the superintendent. "Operation" 
includes janitors' salaries, light, heat, power and water. "Repairs" in- 
clude replacements and "Auxiliary Agencies" include libraries, health, 
transportation, tuition and high school athletics. 



$ 3,940.00 $ 8,853.32 

33,298.00 61,968.78 

1,765.60 936.27 

2,638.44 3,692.84 



2,076.00 6,651.96 
1,145.00 3,779.57 
1,015.02 2,383.35 



1,289.57 694.64 



62.96 82.77 
500.00 
1,050.00 
349.69 203.92 
1,677.12 579.07 



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COST OF SCHOOLS 

(Annual Report of Mass. Department of Education) 

Amount expended for 
support of public 
schools for year end- 



Town 


Population 


ing June 30, 


Belmont 


15,256 


$303,991.00 


Norwood 


14,151 


315,399.00 


Milton 


12,861 


233,321.00 


Winchester 


11,565 


209,878.00 


Wellesley 


9,049 


270,401.00 


Needham 


8,977 


188,867.00 


Swampscott 


8,953 


151,262.00 


Reading 


8,693 


194,637.00 


Lexington 


7,785 


184,672.00 



RESULTS OF STANDARD TESTS 

Chapman Reading Test Wilson Language Error Test 



Normal Swampscott Normal Swampscott 

Score Score Score Score 

Grade IV 7 9 11 12 

V 11 12 14 17 

VI 13 13 17 19 

VII 14.9 15 20 19 

VIII 17.2 18 22 20 

IX 20.1 20 23 23 



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1928] REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 129 



Water and Sewerage Board 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

We submit herewith our annual report for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1928. All the work authorized this year has been done, and 
paid for from W T ater Maintenance Account. The sinking fund has been 
closed after 30 years' existence, $150,000.00 having been paid the Town 
Treasurer, and the balance, $4,472.26, being turned over to the Depart- 
ment account, in accordance with vote of the town at last Annual Town 
Meeting. 

Extension of mains (with cost) including gates, hydrants, etc.: 



From Water maintenance: 

Plymouth road 230 ft. 6-in. pipe $620.84 

Lewis road 269 ft. 6-in. " 841.34 

Pitman road 266 ft. 6-in. " 586.90 

Gates: 

Total, December 31, 1927 567 

Added 3 



Total, December 31, 1928 570 
Hydrants: 

Total. December 31. 1927 262 

Added 1 



Total, December 31, 1928 263 
Meters: 

Total cost to December 31, 1927 $28,027.24 

Purchased during year, 63 1,504.21 



Total cost to December 31, 1928 $29,531.55 
Services: 

Total, December 31, 1927 2,488 
Added 82 
Abandoned 7 

75 



Total, December 31, 1928 2,563 

Table of Distributing Pipe in Feet, December 31, 1928 

Wrought Cast Cement 

Iron Iron Lined Kalemin Total 

\Va inch 528 528 

\V& " . 80 80 

2 " 9,910 1,153 11,063 

4 " 6,335 1,031 7,366 

6 " 109,705 1,861 111,566 

8 " 7,375 7,375 

10 " 21.800 21,800 

12 " 6.714 6,714 

14 " 3,721 3,721 



9,910 155,650 3,622 



1,031 170,213 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Water Debt 

Bonds and notes issued to December 31, 1928 $368,300.00 
Bonds and notes paid to December 31, 1928 280,800.00 



Net water debt $87,500.00 

Decrease during year $9,391.06 
Bonds and notes due 1929 $8,500.00 
(For details of above debt see report of Town Treasurer.) 

GEO. D. R. DURKEE, 
HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 
CHARLES E. HODGDON, 

Water and Sewerage Board. 

SINKING FUND 
Report of Trustees of Sinking Fund for Water Department for 
Year Ending December 31, 1928 

To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

In compliance with Chapter 293, Acts of 1898, we submit herewith 
our 30th annual and final report. 

Amount in fund, December 31, 1927 $149,608.94 



Receipts 



Interest 12 mos. 


New Bedford 


$4,000 


4% 


$170.00 


12 " 


Lynn 


4,000 


4 


160.00 


6 " 


Boston 


7,000 


3/ 


122.50 


12 " 


Boston 


1,000 


4 


40.00 


12 " 


Fall River 


2,000 


5/ 


105.00 


12 " 


Attleboro 


1,000 


4 


40.00 


12 " 


Chelsea 


1,000 


4/ 


45.00 


12 " 


Quincy 


1,000 


4y 4 


42.50 


12 " 


Swampscott 


39,000 


3/2 


1.365.00 


6 " 


New Bedford 


3,000 


3/ 


52.50 


12 " 


West Springfield 


1,000 


3/ 


35.00 


6 " 


Dedham - 


1,000 


4 


20.00 


12 " 


Maiden 


1,000 


4 


40.00 


12 " 


Salem 


2,000 


4 


80.00 


6 " 


Lynn 


1,000 


4 


20.00 


6 " 


U. S. Bonds 


24,000 


4% 


510.00 


12 " 


Brockton 


2,000 


5 


100.00 


12 " 


Ipswich 


1,000 


4 


40.00 


6 " 


Gloucester 


1,000 


4 


20.00 


6 " 


Swampscott 


500 


4 


10.00 


6 " 


Quincy 


1,000 


3/2 


17.50 


6 " 


West Springfield 


2,000 


4 


40.00 


6 " 


No. Andover 


1,000 


4 


20.00 


6 " 


Boston 


14,000 


4 


280.00 


6 " 


Taunton 


7,000 


4 


140.00 


6 " 


Belmont 


1,000 


4 


20.00 


6 " 


Holyoke 


5,000 


3/ 


87.50 



Int. on deposits Security Trust Co., Book 1018 $303.55 
Int. on Certificates Security Trust Co. 773.90 
Int. on deposits Lynn Inst, for Savings, Book 78605, 116.70 

$1,194.15 



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131 





Bonds 


Matured: 


34 


$1,000 


Swampscott 


10 


c aa 

oOO 


Swampscott 


J 


C AA 

500 


Swampscott 


* 


1 AAA 
1,U0U 


Ipswich 




3,000 


New Bedford 




4,000 


XT x> 1 £ 1 

New Bedford 




4,000 


Lynn 




1 AAA 

1,000 


Lynn 




1,000 


Quincy 


j 


*7 AAA 

7,000 


Boston 


* 


8,000 


Boston 




3,000 


Boston 




2,000 


Boston 


J 


1 AAA 
1,000 


Boston 


* 


1 AAA 

1,000 


Boston 




4,000 


Taunton 




2,000 


Fall River 




1,000 


Belmont 




1,000 


West Springfield 


* 


1,000 


West Springfield 




1,000 


Attleboro 




1,000 


No. Andover 


] 


1,000 


Gloucester 




1 ,uuu 


Dedham 




1,000 


Chelsea 




1 ,000 


Quincy 


2 


1,000 


Brockton 


1 


1,000 


Maiden 


2 


1,000 


Salem 



Bonds Sold: 
24 $1,000 U.S. Bonds 
Premiums 
Accrued Interest 
5 1,000 Holyoke 

Accrued Interest 
1 3.000 Taunton 

Accrued Interest 



Total 

Expenditures 





Bonds 


Matured: 


34 


$1,000 


Swampscott 


10 


500 


Swampscott 




500 


Swampscott 




1,000 


Ipswich 




3,000 


New Bedford 




4,000 


New Bedford 




4,000 


Lynn 




1,000 


Lynn 




1,000 


Quincy 




7,000 


Boston 




8,000 


Boston 




3,000 


Boston 




2,000 


Boston 




1,000 


Boston 




1,000 


Boston 




4,000 


Taunton 



4*4 



$34,000.00 

5,000.00 
500.00 

1,000.00 

3,000.00 

4,000.00 

4,000.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 

7,000.00 

8,000.00 

3,000.00 

2,000.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 

4,000.00 

2.000.00 

1,000.00 

2,000.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 

1.000.00 

1.000.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 

2,000.00 

1,000.00 

2,000.00 
$96,500.00 



$24,000.00 

90.00 

14.16 
5,000.00 

22.85 
3,000.00 

15.67 

32,142.68 



$283,068.27 



$34,000.00 
5,000.00 
500.00 
1,000.00 
3,000.00 
4,000.00 
4,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
7,000.00 
8,000.00 
3,000.00 
2,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
4,000.00 



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[Dec. 31 





Bonds 


Matured: 




1 


2,000 


Fall River 


2,000.00 


1 


1,000 


Belmont 


1,000.00 




1,000 


West Springfield 


2,000.00 


1 


1,000 


West Springfield 


1,000.00 


1 


1,000 


Attleboro 


1,000.00 


1 


1,000 


No. Andover 


1,000.00 


1 


1,000 


Gloucester 


1,000.00 


1 


1,000 


Dedham 


1,000.00 




1,000 


Chelsea 


1,000.00 




1,000 


Quincy 


1,000.00 


2 


1,000 


Brockton 


2,000.00 


1 


1,000 


Maiden 


1,000.00 


2 


1,000 


Salem 


2,000.00 



$96,500.00 



24 



Bonds Sold: 
$1,000 U. S 



Bonds 4 
Commission on sale 
5 1,000 Holyoke 3^ 
Loss at 9954 
Commission on sale 
1 3,000 Taunton 4 
Loss at 9954 
Commission on sale 

Paid to Town Treasurer, July 20 and August 10 
Paid to Water Department (by vote of town) 



$24,000.00 
30.00 
5,000.00 
37.50 
3.63 
3,000.00 
22.50 
2.38 



Total 



$32,096.01 
150,000.00 
4,472.26 

$283,068.27 



GEO. D. R. DURKEE, 
HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 
CHARLES E. HODGDON, 
Sinking Fund Commissioners. 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 

The sewers authorized at the last Annual Town Meeting in Walker 
road, Fuller avenue, Franklin avenue, Atlantic road and the continuation 
of the Eastern trunk line sewer have been completed, and details of con- 
struction follow. 

The need of sewer extension this year is very urgent, both from a 
health and convenience standpoint, and we feel that the eastern end of 
the town has been neglected in this matter until it has become necessary 
not to delay the completion of the Eastern trunk line, and we believe it 
should be completed this year, with some laterals, to relieve bad and 
unhealthy conditions. We have caused to be inserted in the Town 
Warrant this year, for consideration, articles calling for sewers where 
we believe they should not be delayed any longer. We would RECOM- 
MEND that the unexpended balances on sewer work be transferred to 
the Emergency Sewer Fund. 



Construction Details 

Walker Road Sewer, M. McDonough Co., contractor: 
350 lin. ft. 8-in. vit. pipe @ $2.00 $700.00 

18 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe @ 2.00 36.00 

27.5 cu. yds. rock excavation @ 3.00 82.50 

2 manholes @ 75.00 150.00 

$968.50 



1928] REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 133 



Extra work: 
Relocating tunnel 

45 cu. yds. gravel @ $26.00 $117.45 
Labor 73.20 



$190.65 

Plus 15% 28.60 

$ 219.25 

Advertising bids 8.07 

Water Department, moving water pipe 96.15 



Mapledale place drain, John J. Kennedy, contractor: 

180 lin. ft. 18-in. vit. pipe " @ $1.90 $342.00 

74 lin. ft. 10-in. vit. pipe @ 1.30 96.20 

19 cu. yds. rock excavation @ 10.00 190.00 

3 manholes @ 90.00 270.00 

2 catch basins @ 90.00 180.00 



Extra work: 
Remove tree and change locations 
40 hours labor $30.00 

Plusl5% 4.50 34.50 

H. E. Fletcher, stone 38.00 
Advertising bids 23.10 
Water Department 46.34 
Manhole covers 33.98 



Franklin avenue sewer, Felice D'Agnese, contractor: 

476 lin. ft. 10-in. vit. pipe @ $3.00 $1,428.00 

759 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe @ 1.30 1,025.70 

800 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe @ .95 760.00 



180.2 cu. yds. rock excavation @ 4.25 765.85 

6 manholes @ 65.00 390.00 



Extra work: 

86 hours labor @ $.75 $64.50 

121 cu. yds. gravel @ 2.60 314.60 

500 bricks 10.00 

Cement and sand 10.00 

y 2 day air compressor 12.50 

Trench repairs 5.00 



$416.60 

Plus 15% 62.49 



Amount remaining unpaid, $300.00. 

Fuller avenue sewer, M. McDonough Co., contractor: 
280 lin. ft. 8-in. vit. pipe 
302 lin. ft. 10-in. vit. pipe 
351.5 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe 
318 cu. yds. rock excavation 
3 manholes 





$2.00 


$560.00 


@ 


2.00 


604.00 


@ 


2.00 


703.00 


@ 


3.00 


954.00 


@ 


75.00 


225.00 



$1,291.97 



$1,078.20 



175.29 



$1,254.12 



$4,369.55 



479.09 

Advertising bids 15.20 
Water Department, pipe 21.25 
C. W. Burrill, extra work 6.30 



$4,891.39 



$3,046.00 



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[Dec. 31 



Extra work: 

56-cu. yds. gravel @ $26.00 $146.16 

Lumber 17.40 

Labor 132.05 



$295.61 

Plus 15% 44.34 



$ 339.95 

Advertising bids 8 08 



Eastern Intercepting sewer, A. Mogavero, contractor: 

2225.5 lin. ft. 18-in. vit. pipe @ $4.57 $10,170.54 

20 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe @ 1.15 23.00 

3 cu. yds. rock excavation @ 8.00 24.00 

10 manholes @ 40.00 1,400.00 

Extra work: 
Connecting spring with swamp 
250 lin. ft. 6-in. pipe @ $.18 $45.00 

2 bags cement @ .75 1.50 

Labor 70.00 
Trucking 3.00 

$119.50 
90.15 

59.50 
6.40 



Grading garden and repairing culvert 

Labor $89.40 

1 bag cement .75 



Brick work on manholes 

1500 bricks $37.50 

Cement and sand 12.00 

Labor 10.00 



Repairs on drain 

20 lin. ft. 6-in. pipe @ $.18 $3.60 

10 lin. ft. 8-in. pipe @ .28 2.80 



Excavation of sewer location 

280 yds. @ $2.66 744.80 
Repairs on road 

63 yds. gravel @ $2.10 132.30 



$1,152.65 

Plus 15% $172.90 



$3,394.03 



$11,617.54 



1,325.55 

Advertising bids 22.05 
O. G. Poor Lumber Co. 10.20 
Lynn Gas & Electric Co. (rep. and splicing cable) 15.60 



$12,990.94 



Atlantic road sewer from Excess and Deficiency 
Fund, Louis Marino, contractor: 
Pipe and labor $186.60 

Care of Brooks 

Mapledale place drain has been completed and a nuisance of long 
standing has been abated. A section of King's Brook Culvert has been 
built as voted by the town, and it is very urgent that the section between 
the Boston & Maine railroad and Essex street should be built this year. 
This brook drain cares for practically all of the Northern section of the 



1928] REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 135 



town, as well as part of East Lynn, and is not of sufficient size to care 
for all the water. Since the surfaces of the roads have been made hard, 
and low sections of land have been filled, a much greater flow r of water 
is caused at times which is alleged, floods cellars, causing damages 
and for which the town may be liable, one suit having started already. 



Appropriation $1,500.00 
Expenditures 975.26 



Balance unexpended $524.74 

Inventory of Property, Water Dept. 

December 31, 1928 

Water main and standpipe $217,032.93 

Land on Pine street 1,500.00 

Brick building, Pine street 2,000.00 

Work shop and garage 2,500.00 

Auto truck and coupe 200.00 

Office furniture 700.00 

2480 meters and parts 29,531.55 

Stock on hand 8,000.00 



$261,464.48 



Inventory of Property, Sewer Dept. 
December 31, 1928 

Pumping station $17,000.00 

Pumping plant 14,000.00 

Land 5,000.00 

Office furniture 350.00 

Tools 500.00 



$36,850.00 



GEO. D. R. DURKEE, 
HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 
CHARLES E. HODGDON, 

Water and Sewerage Board. 



136 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



The Board of Health 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Health herewith submits its report for the year ending 
December 31, 1928, together with those of its various officers: 

The work of the department among school children has been con- 
tinued along the usual preventative lines. The improved physical con- 
dition of the children is concrete evidence of the value of such a pro- 
gram. 

The pre-school clinic held this year, for the first time, was well 
patronized and many parents followed the advice of the examining 
physicians and had the defects, which the examination revealed, cor- 
rected before the child entered school. 

The number of communicable diseases reported is somewhat less 
than those reported during 1927. We are sorry to say that there are 
still many parents who have not availed themselves of the opportunity 
which the Schick test and immunization offers them to protect their 
children against diptheria, a disease that can be prevented without dis- 
comfort or interference with their school attendance. 

The town having taken favorable action upon our recommendation 
for the employment of a full time dentist and the inability of Drs. 
McNary and Widdoes to continue to serve because of the demands of 
their private practice, the appointment of a new dentist was necessary. 
Dr. Ellerd H. Westhaver was accordingly appointed and he took over 
the work on the first of May. The demands of Dr. Westhaver's private 
practice also made it necessary for him to tender his resignation to 
become effective December 31, 1928. Several applications for appoint- 
ment to the vacancy were received, and after careful consideration and 
investigation Dr. James J. Fenelon, a resident of this town during the 
past twenty years, was appointed for the balance of the school year. 
Placing the work on a full time basis has greatly increased the efficiency 
of the clinic as we are now able to conduct the work on a progressive 
program. 

One of the most perplexing problems of this department is that of 
overflowing cesspools and the disposal of sewage on property now being 
developed in the various sections of the town not served by the public 
sewer. Conditions in some of these sections have been bad from the 
first and are rapidly growing worse as time goes on. The locating of 
cesspools where they will serve their purpose is utterly impossible on 
75% of the property where such methods of disposal are necessary and 
in many cases it is only a matter of weeks before its contents are over- 
flowing. Overflowing cesspools are a menace to the health of every 
man, woman and child living in their vicinity. Under our present sys- 
tem of sewer construction it will be years before the situation will be 
remedied. To be sure, no epidemic has occured as the result of such 
conditions, but what guarantee have we that such a thing will not occur? 
An overflowing cesspool is a dangerous thing, no matter where it is 
located. We feel that the provision of a safe and adequate means of 
sewage disposal is one of a municipality's first duties. To recommend 
the construction of a sewer on a particular street where its need 
is evident, is superfluous, therefore WE RECOMMEND the con- 
struction of a public sewer, and the appropriation of money therefor, 
upon each of the streets designated in the report and recommendations 
of our Health Officer, hereto appended. 

The poor drainage and other unsanitary conditions existing in and 
about the stable of the Highway Department should be abated and the 
privy vault now in use should be discontinued without further delay. 



19281 



REPORT OF BOAR]) OF HEALTH 



137 



As the contracts for the collection of ashes and garbage expire on 
December 31, 1928, it became necessary to advertise for new bids. New 
bids were received on November 23, 1928, and the contract for the col- 
lection of ashes was awarded to Herbert C. Brown, his bid being $7890 
per year or $95 less than his present contract. Joseph G. Wilkish, 97 
Holyoke street, West Lynn, was awarded the contract for the collection 
of garbage, his bid being $4975, or $525 per year less than the present 
contract. 

For further information relative to the work of the department we 
refer yon to the reports of our various officers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LORING GRIMES, M. D., Chairman 
HAROLD H. BARTOL 
JOHN B. CAHOON 

Board of Health. 



Health Officer 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit the following report for the year 
ending December 31, 1928: 

None of the communicable diseases reported during the past year 
reached epidemic proportions. There was a substantial increase in the 
number of cases of diphtheria, which indicates that there are still many 
parents who have not taken advantage of the opportunities that have 
been offered them to immunize their children against the disease. Diph- 
theria is the greatest single cause of death of children between the ages 
of three and nine years, although this fact is not generally known. Last 
year there were two hundred and forty-nine deaths in Massachusetts 
alone. Statistics for this year are not available at this time. We should 
continue our Schick test and immunization program. 

The elimination of the unsanitary condition that existed at the 
corner of Cherry and Essex streets has greatly improved conditions in 
that vicinity. 

One of the most important functions of a community is to provide 
its citizens with an adequate system of sewage disposal. For several 
years after the adoption of our present sewer system, a yearly program 
of extension was carried out, but for some unknown reason it was dis- 
continued about a dozen years ago. Since that time the system has been 
extended only upon petition or the recommendations of this department. 
This method of procurring extensions has not always met with ready 
response. Each year the unsewered sections have become serious prob- 
lems to this department as well as the householder, and because of the 
growth of the section they have jeopardized the health and happiness 
of the residents thereof, particularly the children. The fact that the 
trend of development has reached the outlying sections of the town 
where the composition of the streets consist principally of ledge, thus 
increasing the expense of extension, is no legitimate reason why the 
health of those occupying the properties on these streets should be en- 
dangered or why they should be denied adequate means of disposing of 
there sewage through the medium of the public sewer. 

Conditions in the section of Phillips Beach, east of the Boston and 
Maine R. R. and Ocean avenue, and throughout Beach Bluff have 



138 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



reached a point where immediate relief is mandatory. The extension 
of the Eastern Intercepting Sewer, the past year, has been a step in the 
right direction, but it has not been large enough to assure the citizens 
any real relief for at least four or five years. This section of the town 
is in need of immediate relief, therefore I RECOMMEND that the ex- 
tension of the Eastern Intercepting Sewer be increased to an extent that 
will provide at least a portion of this end of the town with relief next 
year. I further recommend the construction of sewers in the following 
streets : 

Arbutus road Kensington lane 

Aspen road — (unsewered section) Lewis road 

Barnstable road Magnolia road 

Bay View drive Minerva street 

Beverly road Mountwood road 

Bond street Prospect avenue 

Bristol avenue Puritan road — (unsewered section) 

Cedar road Walker road — (unsewered section) 

Eastman avenue Tupelo road 

Fairview avenue Virginia circle 

Fuller avenue 

The stable now used by the Highway Department is not only un- 
sanitary but its poor drainage, light and ventilation make it structually 
unfit for such use. Such conditions would not be tolerated were the 
stable owned and occupied by a private individual or corporation and 
as a matter of public policy they should be promptly remedied. The 
abatement of this situation has too long been delayed. Ample provision 
has been made for the housing of the motor equipment of the depart- 
ment and there is no legitimate reason why the horses of the depart- 
ment should not be given equal if not better accommodations. I RE- 
COMMEND the construction of a stable on land owned by the town 
on State road. 

The out-door privy and vault now being used by the employees of 
the Highway Department is antiquated, unsanitary and in violation of 
the rules and regulations of this department and the town by-laws. I 
RECOMMEND the removal of said privy and vault and the installa- 
tion of proper sanitary accommodations and their connection with the 
public sewer. 

The services rendered by the contractors for the collection of ashes 
and garbage has been as satisfactory as could be expected of work of 
this character. The present contracts for this work expire on Decem- 
ber 31, 1928. 

Promiscuous dumping by private individuals have made it difficult 
to keep the dumps in a clean and sightly condition. If those using the 
dumps would see that the material is deposited at the rear of the dump 
it would greatly improve their appearance and would make it easier for 
the man in charge to level and care for the material. It should be borne 
in mind that the property in which the dumps are located is private not 
public property and our continuing to use the same depends upon the 
manner in which the dumps are maintained. 

I do not believe there is a citizen or other person who had occasion 
to go to any of the beaches, under the supervision of this department, 
during the past summer who will not agree with me when I say that 
never in the history of the town were the beaches so clean. The system 
of cleaning as inaugurated by the board was highly commended by those 
using the beaches. The system resulted in a considerable saving to the 
town as well as making possible the daily patrol and cleaning of each 
beach. 

The appointment of a full time dentist has been a valuable asset 

in our efforts to improve and protect the health of our school children. 
Good teeth are essential and play an important part in the physical 
welfare of the child. A summary of this important work will be found 
in the report of the dentist. 



1928] REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 139 



CLERICAL WORK 

The following is a summary of the clerical work of the department: 

New cases reported 408 

Cases placarded 348 

Pupils excluded from school 953 

Cases released 380 

Certificates to attend school 280 

Cases investigated 211 

Cultures received for examination 149 

Specimens received for examination 9 

Inspections 

Number of complaints received 742 

Number of inspections made 316 

Verbal notices given 395 

Written notices to abate 26 

Referred for legal action 2 

Court action necessary 1 

Cases settled out of court 2 

Visits to dairies, milk plants, etc. 894 

Permits granted 598 

Permits refused 121 

Conferences and Consultations 

With physicians 315 

With nurses, social workers, etc. 903 

With school authorities 191 

With parents and guardians 200 

Clerical and General 

Number of telephone calls 2522 

Number of letters written 612 

Number of special reports made 1205 

Number of inquiries received 293 

Number of inquiries answered 293 

Miscellaneous 

Number of school children examined 4682 

Number of physical defects found 569 

Number of notices sent to parents . 347 

Number of laboratory supplies furnished 1254 



PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS 1928 



Schools 


Clarke Hadley 
297 233 


Jr. High Machon Palmer 


Total 


Number examined 


383 


194 


137 


1244 


Defects: 














Adenoids 


2 














2 


Feet and spine 


4 


7 


21 


3 


2 


37 


Glands 




















Heart 


3 


2 


6 


3 


1 


15 


Lungs 


1 


1 





2 


1 


5 


Mentality 











11 





11 


Nerves 


1 


1 





12 


1 


15 


Nutrition 


7 


4 


3 


4 





18 


Posture 


18 


20 


17 


4 


11 


70 


Skin 





2 





1 





3 


Tonsils — large 


31 


14 


42 


25 


12 


124 


Tonsils — diseased 


2 


4 


7 


4 


8 


25 


Vision 


9 


8 


21 


6 


4 


48 


W eight 


39 


36 


50 


36 


10 


171 


Total 


117 


99 


167 


111 


50 


544 



140 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



SCHICK TEST AND IMMUNIZATION 1928 

Upon request of the officials in charge of St. John's Parochial 
school, the department, with the co-operation of the school physicians, 
assisted Dr. Kane, the physician of that school, in giving the Schick 
test and immunization to the pupils with the following results: 

Immunized 

Positive without 
Positive combined Pseudo Negative test Total 

Boys 35 2 15 5 57 

Girls 38 13 4 55 

Total 73 2 28 9 112 

There are still many parents in both the public and parochial 
schools who have not taken advantage of the opportunity to protect 
their children. 



REPORTS OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 1928 





> 


jo 

V 

En 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Aug. 


Sept. 


a 

o 


Nov. 


d 
<v 

Q 


Total 


Cerebro. spinal meningitis 









































Chicken-pox 


1 





2 


2 


4 20 


4 


2 








3 


19 


57 


Diphtheria 


10 


2 


6 





2 


2 





2 


1 





3 


3 


31 


Dog-bite 





























1 


2 





3 


Encethalitis lethargica 









































Erysipelas 









































German measles 











1 





1 




















2 


Impetigo 




















1 

















1 


Infantile paralysis 









































Inflamed eyes 



































1 


1 


Influenza 

















•0 














1 





1 


Lobar pneumonia 


2 


1 





1 


2 














1 


1 





8 


Measles 


2 


1 


7 


19 32 26 


9 











1 





97 


Mumps 


25 23 


22 


8 


6 


3 




















87 


Scarlet fever 


8 


5 


7 


9 


3 


4 


2 











8 


13 


59 


Septic sore throat 








1 





1 























2 


Tuberculosis (pulmonary) 








1 


1 


1 


1 














1 





5 


Typhoid fever 









































Whooping cough 


9 


14 


13 


1 


1 





6 





2 


1 


3 


2 


52 



Total 57 46 59 42 52 57 22 4 3 3 23 38 406 



1928] REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 

DEATHS FROM CONTAGIOUS DISEASES 1928 



141 







f° 


Mar. 


In 

< 


May 


June 


July 


bp 

< 


Sept. 


o 

o 


Nov. 


o* 


Total 


Anterior poliomyelitis 


o 

u 


o 

u 





yj 











yj 





A 

yj 





A 

\J 





Chicken pox 


a 

\J 


n 
u 





u 











u 





A 
yj 





A 





Diphtheria 


n 
u 


a 





u 











A 
\) 





A 





A 

u 





Dog-bite 


yj 


n 





n 
u 











n 

U 





A 

U 





A 





Epidemic cerebro spinal 




























meningitis 


A 
u 








A 











yj 





A 
U 





A 
U 





German measles 




A 
U 





u 











A 

yj 





A 
U 





A 
U 





Ophthalia neonatorum 





A 






yj 











A 

yj 





A 

U 





A 
U 





Supperative conjunctivitis 





o 


a 
u 





A 

u 


A 

u 


A 

I) 


A 
yj 


A 

u 


A 
yj 


A 

[) 


A 

yj 


A 
U 


Trachoma 


a 
u 


o 

u 





yj 











A 

yj 





A 
U 





A 

yj 





Lobar pneumonia 





1 


1 


























1 


3 


Measles 









































Mumps 









































Scarlet fever 

















1 




















1 


Septic sore throat 














1 























1 


Tuberculosis (pulmonary) 

















1 








1 


1 








3 


Tuberculosis (other forms) 









































Typhoid fever 









































Whooping cough 









































Total 





1 


1 





1 


2 








1 


1 





1 


8 



SWAMPSCOTT RESIDENTS DYING OUT OF TOWN 
FROM CONTAGIOUS DISEASES 

Male Female Total 

Lobar pneumonia 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Deaths From All Causes 



General Diseases: 



Cancer of large intestine — 

Cancer of lung 

Cancer of pancreas 

Cancer of prostate 

Cancer of stomach 

Cancer of uterus 

Diabetes 

Septic sore throat 

Diseases of Nervous System: 

Cerebral hemorrhage 

Hemiplegia 



Diseases of Circulatory System 

Angina pectoris 

Arteriorsclerosis 

Acute dilatation of heart _ 
Valvular disease of heart 

Endocarditis 

Mitral stenosis 

Myocarditis, acute 

Myocarditis, chronic 

Thrombosis of heart 

Internal hemorrhage 



4 





4 


... 3 





3 





1 


1 





1 


1 


... 


1 


1 


. 


1 


1 


... 2 





2 


... 


1 


1 


... 


1 


1 


... 1 





1 


1 





1 


... 5 


5 


10 


. 1 





1 


... 1 


1 


2 


... 5 


8 


13 


... 1 


3 


4 





6 


6 


... 


1 


1 


... 1 


2 


3 


... 








- 1 


8 


9 


... 2 


1 


3 


... 


1 


1 



142 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



Male Female Total 

Disease- of Genitourinary System: 

Nephritis, acute 112 

Nephritis, chronic 12 3 

Briorht's disease , Oil 

Diseases of Respiratory System: 

Pneumonia, broncho 3 14 

Pneumonia, lobar 2 1 3 

Oedema of lungs Oil 

Diseases of Digestive System: 

Gastroentritis 10 1 

General paresis Oil 

"Diseases of New Born: 

Cyanosis neonatorum 10 1 

Congenital debility Oil 

Old Age: 

Senility 1 1 

Premature births 2 2 4 

Affections Produced by External Causes: 

Anaemia, pernicious Oil 

Suicide by drowning 10 1 

Suicide by firearms 10 1 

Suicide by hanging v 10 1 

Fracture of skull 10 1 

Heart disease 4 2 6 

1928 DEATHS BY MONTHS 

Male Female Total 

January _ 6 6 

February 8 6 14 

March 2 5 7 

April 4 4 8 

Mav 4 3 7 

Tune 3 4 7 

July 5 3 8 

August 4 3 7 

September 6 6 

October 5 4 9 

November 16 7 

December 5 7 12 

Total 41 57 98 

1928 MORTUARY REPORT 

Male Female Total 

Still births 2 2 4 

Under 1 year 4 15 

From 1 to 2 vears 10 1 

• 2 to 3 vears 

" 3 to 4 years 

" 4 to 5 years 

" 5 to 10 years 

« 10 to 15' years 

15 to 20 vears — 112 

" 20 to 30 years 1 1 2 



1928] 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 



143 



Male Female Total 



30 to 40 years 






2 


1 


3 


40 to 50 vears 






... 2 


7 


9 










c 

j 


1 1 
1 1 


60 to 70 years 






, 9 


14 


23 


70 to 80 years 






8 


15 


23 


80 to 90 years 






5 


9 


14 


90 to 100 vears 









1 


1 


Total 






41 


57 


98 



SUMMARY 

Deaths in Swampscott during 1928 

Non-residents dying in town 

Swampscott residents dying out of town 
Total deaths of Swampscott residents 1928 

Death Rate: 

Total number resident deaths, Male .... 

Total number resident deaths, Female 

Average age, Male 

Average age. Female 
Total births 1928 

Still births in town „ 

Still births out of town 

Deaths under 1 year in town 

Heaths under 1 year out of town 

Respectfully submitted. 

C. \Y. HORTOX. 

Health Officer. 



Report of Milk Inspector 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit the following report for the year 
ending December 31, 1928: 

It is doubtful if any other city or town in this Commonwealth has a 
system of supervision over the place and the circumstances under which 
its milk and cream supply is being produced and handled, as that 
adopted by the Board and the Commissioners of Public Health of the 
city of Lynn at the beginning of the year. Under the present system 
you have eliminated inspection by inspectors from cities and towns of 
dairies whose products of milk and cream never reached their commu- 
nities. The new system also relieves the producer of the annoyance and 
confusion to which he has been subjected by conflicting instructions 
from inspectors who never agreed as to what should be done to improve 
his dairy. Both the dealer and producers are enthused over the system 
because they now know that when instructions are given them to do 
certain things they can proceed without fear of interference from other 
inspectors. 

It has also been forcibly brought to their attention that it is no 
longer possible for them to ignore our orders or refuse to comply with 
them if they desire to dispose of their milk and cream. The results that 
have been obtained, during the short time in which the system has been 



._. 98 

17 

27 

108 

_ .0108 

■ 54.7 

62.0 

243 

; t , 3 

v ; ,-' i 



144 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



in operation, have been highly satisfactory and will very shortly, if con- 
tinued, result in the citizens of Swampscott and Lynn receiving a sup- 
ply that will be second to none. 

A total of eight hundred and ninety-four inspections have been made 
and five hundred and seventy-nine permits issued during the year. The 
inspections have been principally confined to dairies producing so-called 
"Market", "Regular"' or "Grade B" Milk and will next year be extended 
to all other grades of milk and cream. 

Our supply at the present time is being received from creameries 
located as follows: 



Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Vermont 

Belfast Bedford Bath Barnet 

Farmington Byfield Lancaster Bellows Falls 

Oakland Lynn Lisbon Boltonville 

Unity Marblehead Manchester Concord 

Middleton North Hampton Greensboro Bend 
Peabody North Haverhill Newbury 
Salem Woodsville Plainfield 

Woburn Troy 

Waterbury 

The following licenses and permits have been issued during the 
year : 

To stores 61 

To dealers 25 

To sell ice cream 28 

To manufacture ice cream 7 

To sell oleomargarine 7 



The sum of $53.50 has been received for said licenses and this 
amount has been paid to the Collector and his receipt obtained. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. HORTON, 

Milk Inspector. 



Health Nurse 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit my report of work done during 

the year ending December 31, 1928: 

School visits 225 

Home visits 139 

Examinations for contagious diseases 2166 

Miscellaneous examinations 474 

Physical examinations 1200 

Dental examinations 862 

Pre-school examinations 80 

Clinics 67 

Schick test and immunization 112 

Pediculosis 15 

Sight and hearing 1200 

Conferences, miscellaneous — 362 

In addition to the public schools, visits have been made to the 

Parochial schools for contagious diseases and to assist the physicians 

of the Parochial schools in giving the Schick test and immunization. 



1928] 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 



145 



Conditions at the Dental Clinic have been greatly improved since 
the appointment of a full time dentist. There is a long list of children 
still awaiting his attention. 

Children needing special corrective care and unable to pay the ex- 
penses of such care have been provided for through the Swampscott 
Welfare Association which greatly facilitates our work with these cases. 

Before the close of school in June a pre-school clinic was held 
where parents might bring their children to be examined and advised 
as to their preparation for school. These clinics were well attended. 
To this as all other work, the school physicians have given generously 
of their time. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. K. HAMMOND, R.N., 

Health Nurse. 



Dental Clinic 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith present a report of the operations and ex- 
aminations completed at the Dental Clinic from September 1st, 1928, to 



December 31st, 1928: 

Examinations 862 

Amalgam fillings 123 

Cement fillings 6 

Porcelain fillings _ 6 

Treatments 44 

Pulp cappings 21 

Prophylaxis 12 

Extractions 44 



Total r 1,118 



Respectfully submitted, 

E. H. WESTHAVER, D.M.D., 

Dentist at Clinic. 



Inspector of Plumbing 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit the following report for the year 

ending December 31, 1928: 

Plumbing permits issued 169 

Installations approved 166 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. PHILLIPS, 

Inspector of Plumbing. 



146 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Inspector of Slaughtering 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit my report for 1928. The slaugh- 
tering this year, as usual, has been carried on by families who have 
raised a few animals to slaughter for their own use. 

The work has been done in compliance with the laws governing 
such work and the carcasses have been properly stamped. 

The premises, where these animals have been slaughtered, have 
been clean and there has been no reason for with-holding a permit in 
any case. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK B. STRATTON, M.D.V., 

Inspector of Slaughtering. 



Inspector of Animals 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — The general inspection this year was made during 
January and February, so that the reports might be returned early in 
March. This is considered the best season of the year for this work, 
because the animals are usually in the barn during the winter months 
and. besides, their vitality is generally lower during cold weather. This 
would make any tendency to contagious disease more readily noticed. 

The premises were kept clean and the buildings were well ventilated 
and had sufficient light. 

The tuberculin test has been applied to some of the cattle in town 
this year and a few have reacted. These have been removed from the 
premises and the buildings were properly disinfected before new stock 
was brought in. 

There have been several dogs placed under quarantine, that have 
bitten people, but in each case the animal was found to be healthy, after 
two weeks, restraint, and were released. 

We have had two cases of rabies during the year, but in each case 
the condition was recognized and the animal destroyed before any 
damage was done. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK B. STRATTON. M.D.Y.. 

Inspector of Animals. 



1928] BOARD OF ASSESSORS' REPORT 147 



Statistics of the 



Town of Swampscott, 1886-1928 



ASSESSORS' VALUATION APRIL L 


JANUARY L 










Rate 








Real 


Personal 


Total 


laxes 




Net 


B 

a 


Estate 


Property 


Valuation 


per 


ti 


Debt 










SJ..UUU | 


I 




1028 


$20,077,277 


£1,862,029 


S22.s30.306 


$24.00 


1020 


$250,000.00 


1027 


20.417,314 


1.877.468 


22,204.782 


i 26.00 


; 1028 


296.800.00 


1026 


10.584.208 


1.648.254 


21.232.462 


28.00 


i 1027 


338.000.00 


1025 


17,870.147 


I 1,643.644 


10.513.701 


| 26.00 


1026 


345.200.00 


1924 


17.088.008 


1.546.40S 


18.634.506 


25.00 1 


1 1025 


246.000.00 


1023 


16.157,425 


1,526.754 


17.684.170 


I 26.00 


| 1024 


201.000.00 


1022 


15.321.512 


1,414.422 


16.735.034 


25.00 


! 1023 


343.000.00 


1021 


14.226.510 


1,301.208 


15,617,808 


| 24.00 


: 1022 


341.500.00 


1020 


14.007.016 


1,316.038 


15.324,854 


23.00 


| 1021 


344.100.00 


1019 


12.771.170 


1.170.422 


13.050.502 


| 20.00 


' 1020 


236.600.00 


1018 


12,610.556 


1,110.776 


13.730.332 


20.00 


1010 


251.750.00 


1017 


12.141.321 


1.000.6S2 


13.142.300 


| 20.00 


1018 


312.000.00 


1016 


11.532.432 


4.028.181 


16,460.513 


20.00 


1017 


330.800.00 


1915 


10.810.305 


5.028.103 


15.838.40S 


17. SO , 


i 1016 


363.000.00 


1014 


10.508.225 


3.531.110 


14.039.344 


| 16.80 


1 1015 


344.100.00 


1013 


10.028.325 


3.174.500 


13.202,015 


1 16.40 


1014 


293.500.00 


1012 


0.413.525 


2.074.381 


12.3S7.0O6 


j 16.00 


1013 


276.600.00 


1011 


0,050.850 


2.771.167 


11.S22.017 


15.00 


1012 


273,150.00 


1010 


8.480.200 


2.608.340 


11.187,540 


| 15.00 


1011 


104.630.00 


1009 


7.675.005 


2.450.021 


10.125.026 


| 16.00 


! 1010 


184.205.00 


1908 


7.312.165 


| 2,680.400 


0.002.655 


| 16.00 


1 1000 


101.205.00 


1907 




2,317. 468 


O *?1 7 4ftS 


14.50 


i 1008 


1 70 4°0 00 


1006 


6,303.625 


2,003)820 


S.307.445 


14^50 


i 1007 


167.320.00 


1005 


6.030.1S5 


2.117.442 


S.147.627 


[ 14.50 i 


] 1006 


151,320.00 


1004 


5.480.121 


2.206.172 


7.605.203 


| 12.00 


| 1005 


110.020.00 


1003 


5.135.124 


1.2S6.9S1 


6.422.105 


J 11.50 


1 1004 


114,770.00 


1002 


4.762.665 


1,744,874 


6.507.530 


[ 12.00 


1003 


75.270.00 


1001 


4.668.085 


1.508,745 


6.267.730 


| 12.00 


1002 


70,600.00 


1900 


4.446.000 


1,138.275 


5,585.175 


11.00 


1 1001 


6S.100.00 


1899 


4.200.175 


1.199.045 


5.300.220 


| 11.50 j 


1000 


64.300.00 


1S98 


4.135,582 


1.318,501 


5.454.173 


| 14.00 


1800 


50.000.00 


1897 


3.007.075 


1.304.163 


5.302.13S 


| 12.00 


1S0S 


71.000.00 


1S06 


3.806,050 


1,245.245 


5.141.304 


12.00 


1807 


78,250.00 


1805 


3.756.000 


1.444.047 


5.201.847 


12.00 I 


1806 


84.500.00 


1S04 


3.610.525 


1.520.675 


5.140.200 


11.00 


1S05 


66,333.30 


1803 


3.430,075 


1,640,053 


5.0S0.028 


| 11.00 


1804 


71.166.66 


1802 


3.271.270 


1,504.170 


4.775.440 


| 10.00 


1803 


37.400.00 


1801 


3.122,350 


1.771.373 


4.S03.723 


10.00 


1802 


42.333.36 


1890 


3.001,550 


| 1.857.777 


4.850.327 


I 10.00 


1801 


48.666.66 


1889 


2.5S5.431 


1.453,301 


4.038.732 


! 8.40 


1800 


52.500.00 


1888 


2.465.256 


1.501,530 


3.066.702 


I 8.50 


1880 


56.000.00 


1S87 


2.417,556 


1,288.408 


3.706.054 


| 8.00 


.1888 


57.500.00 


1886 


2.383.055 


1.275.405 


3.658.460 


0.50 ! 


1887 


55.500.00 



148 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 

The Board of Assessors 



[Dec. 31 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Assessors submit the following report for the year 
1928. The property in the town assessed by the local Assessors, April 
1, 1928, amounted to $22,839,306.00, an increase over the previous year 
(1927) of $544,524.00. The real estate valuation April 1, 1928, was 
$20,977,277.00, an increase over the previous year (1927) of $559,963.00. 
The valuation of personal estate assessed by the local assessors April 1, 
1928. was $1,862,029.00, a decrease over the previous year (1927), of 
$15,438.00. 

The tax rate for 1928 was $24 per $1,000, a decrease of $2 per $1,000 
over the previous year (1927). 

The following tables show how the Assessors arrived at the tax 
rate: 



Liabilities, Town of Swampscott, 1928 

Town appropriations (not bonded) $550,236.76 

State tax 28,475.00 

State assessments 19,819.58 

County tax 39,934.48 

Overlay (current year) 6,000.00 



Total liabilities $644,465.82 



Assets, Town of Swampscott, 1928 

Poll taxes $6,080.00 

Estimated receipts 90,242.47 

Total valuation, $22,839,306. ($24 per $1,000) 548,143.35 



Total assets $644,465.82 



Assessors' Property Report 

, Valuation of the town of Swampscott, April 1, 1928. Table of 

aggregate of polls, property and taxes as assessed April 1, 1928. 

Number of residents assessed on property 3,498 

Number of firms, corporations, etc., assessed on property 51 

Number of non-residents asssessed on property 455 

Number of non-residents, firms, corporations, etc., assessed on 

property 57 

Number of persons assessed on property 4,061 

Number of persons assessed a poll tax only 1,120 

Total number of persons assessed 5,181 

Number of male polls assessed 3,040 

Value of assessed personal estate $1,862,029 

Value of assessed buildings, excluding land $14,002,731 

Value of assessed land, excluding buildings $6,974,546 

Total value of assessed real estate $20,977,277 

Total value of assessed estates $22,839,306 

Number of horses assessed 54 

Number of cows assessed 12 

Number of dwelling houses assessed 2,384 



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149 



Taxes for State, County and Town Purposes 

On personal estate $44,688.71 

On real estate 503,454.64 

On polls 6,080.00 

Total tax $554,223.35 

EDWARD A. MAXFIELD, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 
JOHN B. EARP, 

Board of Assessors. 



Board of Public Welfare 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

We herewith submit our annual report for the year 1928. We find 
the past year has been an average year with one exception: The total 
number of dependents has decreased, but we are fully supporting double 
the number of persons we did last year. This is accounted for by the 
fact we have some families that are under the Mothers' Aid Law, but 
the town will be reimbursed by the State and city to which they belong. 

We find the cost of taking care of all the dependents is slowly but 
surely increasing each year, due to the higher cost of commodities. 

JOSEPH F. CROWELL, Chairman. 
EDMUND RUSSELL, Secretary. 
HARRY E. CAHOON. 



SECRETARY'S REPORT 

Persons having settlement in Swampscott aided by other 



cities and towns 42 

Persons fully supported in Swampscott 21 

Families partially supported in Swampscott 13 
Men, women and children receiving aid from Swampscott, 

during 1928 120 

Settlement in Swampscott 98 

Settlement elsewhere in State 11 

State settlements . 10 

Persons fully supported in State hospital 3 

Persons fully supported in Salem home 2 



FINANCIAL REPORT 

Reimbursed by State $583.50 

Reimbursed by cities and towns 634.00 

Due from State 1,181.40 

Due from cities and towns 472.10 



EDMUND RUSSELL, Secretary. 



150 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



Town Engineer 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — Herewith I submit my sixteenth annual report of the 
service rendered by the Engineering Department for the various depart- 
ments for the year ending December 31, 1928. 

The Engineering Department has had charge of the following lines 
of work: The designing and superintending the construction of all 
drains and sewers; resurfacing of all streets built by contract, together 
with the specifications and estimates for the same; the establishing of 
street lines and grades for curb stones and granolithic sidewalks; all 
data and plans relating to the laying out of private ways for acceptance 
as public streets, and all engineering questions which come before the 
boards of the several departments. 

Sewer and Drains 

The sewer system of this town has been extended in the following 
streets: Atlantic road, 154 feet; Franklin avenue and State road, 1,265 
feet; Eastern Intercepting Sewer, 2,225 feet: Walker road, 350 feet: 
Fuller avenue, 252 feet; a total distance of 4.576 feet. 

The above sewers required 1,210 feet of house connections and 526 
cubic yards of rock excavation. Total cost of sewers, $22,754.93. 

King's Brook was extended to the northerly side of Superior street 
at a cost of S3,479.10. 

Mapledale place drain was relocated and enlarged at a cost of 
SI, 254.12 and corrected the flood conditions at that point. 

The Eastern Intercepting Sewer should be extended to Salem street, 
thereby making it possible to relieve the unsanitary conditions which 
exist within this area. 

Continuous Sidewalks 

Lines and grades have been given on the streets, as designated by 
the Board of Selectmen, for the laying of 996 linear feet of curbstone, 
1.172 square yards of granolithic sidewalks. 

Resurfacing Roadways 

Norfolk avenue, from Paradise road to Stetson avenue, an area of 
2,989 square yards, was the only street which was resurfaced with a 
first class asphalt penetration macadam, Massachusetts Highway speci- 
fication. 

Assessors' Department 

The yearly routine work necessary to bring the plans and card 
index up to date has been completed for this department. 

Selectmen's Department 

Data and estimates have been furnished for the Selectmen's De- 
partment and plans submitted for their approval. 

At the request of property owners, street lines and grades have 
been given from time to time for the grading of lawns, building walls, 
etc. 

Respectfullv, 

W. W. PRATT, 
Town Engineer. 



1928] REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC LIBRARY 151 



Trustees of the Public Library 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Trustees of the Public Library herewith submit their 
report covering the administration of the Library Department during 
the past year. In June a communication was received from F. Keeler 
Rice tendering his resignation as Chairman of the Board of Trustees due 
to removal from town. This resignation was accepted with deep regret. 
Mr. Rice proved himself a most valuable member of the board for more 
than ten years. He gave many hours of devoted service to the Library. 
The Trustees feel that the town has lost a faithful and efficient servant. 

In September Gustavus J. Esselen, Jr., was elected by the Select- 
men and Board, in joint convention, to fill Mr. Rice's place for the re- 
mainder of the year. 

Mrs. Clara Young, who rendered very acceptable service as an 
assistant, left the Library staff to take up other duties in Providence. 
Her place was filled by Miss Lois Lane of Lynnfield. 

In the report of last year the attention of the citizens was called 
to the feasibility of providing a branch of the Library in the Phillips 
Beach and Beach Bluff section of the town. This would entail a larger 
appropriation for Library purposes, but we feel that the added expendi- 
ture would be amply justified by the increased service which the Library 
would thus be enabled to render to the citizens in that part of the town. 

The Trustees feel that the Library facilities are not adequate for a 
town the size of Swampscott. They would recommend that the upper 
room in the Library building be finished and used as a children's room. 
This addition would leave the main room for the use of students and 
adults and would relieve the congestion which often occurs and which 
often seriously inconveniences adult users of the Library. The room 
could also be used as a lecture hall. 

The Sunday attendance during the winter of 1927-1928 was as fol- 
lows: Total attendance, 341; adults, 86: students, 112; children, 143. 

The Trustees and Librarian extend their thanks and appreciation 
to the following persons for the gift of books during the past year: 

Charles W. Hobbs. 444 Humphrey street. 

Dr. and Mrs. James Fenelon. 76 Walker road. 

Mrs. G. E. Jones, Beach Bluff. 

Miss Mary Smith, 32 Outlook road. 

John Albree. 279 Humphrey street. 

Raymond Miller. 69 Fuller avenue. 

George Spear, 9 Hillcrest circle. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOUISE C. STANLEY, 
GUSTAVUS J. ESSELEN, JR. 
ELIHU THOMSON. 



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[Dec. 31 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN, 1928 



Circulation — Adult : 
Fiction 
Non-fiction 



31,849 
5,295 



37,144 



Juvenile: 
Fiction 
Non-fiction 



13,238 
1,800 



Current periodicals 



15,138 
831 



Total 



53,113 



New books added, 507. 

Books in Library, January 1, 1929, 12,931. There were 444 books 
discarded during the year. 

Fine receipts turned over to town, $325. 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — The following report covers activities and inspection 
program by the wire inspector for the town from January 1st to De- 
cember 31st, 1928: 

Inspection of 69 new buildings covering the rough wires and fix- 
tures and the subsequent approval of the same. 

Inspection of 18 old buildings which were being wired and the sub- 
sequent approval of the same. 

Inspection of 43 additions to old wiring and the approval of the 
same. 

Inspection of 12 cases where wiring was not approved; consequent- 
ly, could not be connected until defects were remedied to comply with 
the National Electric code; subsequently, corrections were made and all 
12 places were connected. 

Inspection of three locations of hazardous wires were ordered re- 
paired to comply with the National Electric code. Repairs were satis- 
factorily made by the responsible parties. 



LUCY M. EVELITH, 

Librarian. 



Inspector of Wires 



Respectfully submitted, 



J. A. COOK, 

Inspector of Wires. 



1928 



REPORT OF TREASURER 



153 



Treasurer's Report 



James W. Libby, Treasurer, 

In account with the Town of Swampscott for the year ended 
December 31, 1928. 



Balance on hand January 1, 1928 



RECEIPTS 



Tax Collector 
Taxes 

Water Receipts 
Sewer Assessments 
Sidewalk and Curbing 
Miscellaneous 



Temporary Loan Notes Issued in 
Anticipation of Revenue 
Notes discounted at 3.40% 
Notes discounted at 4.51% 
Notes discounted at 
Notes discounted at 



3.63% 
4.09% 



$568,407.99 
74,817.87 
3,525.81 
1,900.91 
9,168.07 



$50,000.00 
100,000.00 
100,000.00 
100,000.00 



$87,738.38 



657,820.65 



350,000.00 



Bonds and Notes, Issued and Sold 
Sewer Loan 

4% Serial Registered Notes $25,000.00 

Accrued Interest 16.67 

Premium 93.75 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Income Tax $72,360.00 

Corporation Tax, Business 6,663.89 

Corporation Tax, Public Service 4,202.42 

Trust Company Tax 2,442.57 

National Bank Tax 2,290.28 

Division of Tuberculosis 800.71 

Street Railway Tax 639.23 

State Aid 516.00 

Mothers with dependent children 318.00 

Military Aid 310.00 

Temporary Aid 265.50 

Vocational Education 125.26 

Tuition of children 94.50 

Miscellaneous 5.05 



Water Sinking Fund Commissioners 

United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company 
Joseph R. Burnett, death claim 

Estate of Isabelle B. Stimpson 

For perpetual care of Daniel P. Stimpson Cemetery Lot 



25,110.42 



91,033.41 
150,000.00 

3,300.00 

500.00 



154 



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[Dec. 31 



County of Essex 

Refund of Dog Tax 

Trust Funds 

Phillips Medal Fund 
Joanna Morse Library Fund, Income 
Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund, Income 
Mary L. Thomson Library Fund. Income 

Unclaimed checks 
Interest on Bank Deposits 



Less 



Total Receipts 



$40.12 
263.03 
101.25 
50.63 



$533.85 



455.03 
62.25 
2,590.58 



Treasury Warrants, honored and paid, numbered 
from 1 to 4253 inclusive 



$1,369,144.57 
1,252,694.02 



Balance on hand on deposit in banks December 31. 1928 $116,450.55 



Bonds and Notes Payable 

Issued inside Debt Limit 
School Loans 

Machon School Building Loan. 1920 $72,000.00 

Schoolhouse Loan, 1911 12,000.00 

Palmer School Loan, 1922 13,000.00 

Schoolhouse Loan, 1925 72,000.00 

High School Addition. 1915 14.000.00 

Hadlev School Land Loan, 1913 2,500.00 



Total Schoolhouse debt outstanding 



$185,500.00 



Sewer Loans 

Sewer Loan. 1917 $6,500.00 

Stacev Brook Sewerage Loan. 1924 1,000.00 

Sewer Loan. 1926 15,000.00 

Sewer Loan. 1926 2,000.00 

Sewer Loan. 1928 25,000.00 



Total Sewer Loans outstanding issued 

inside debt limit 49,500.00 

Street Loans 

Humphrey Street Loan, 1914 $15,000.00 

Essex Street Concrete Pavement Loan. 1919 1.000.00 
Burpee Road Loan, 1921 500.00 

Essex Street Concrete Pavement Loan. 1925 13,000.00 
Street Loan, 1925 6,000.00 
Street Loan, 1926 9,000.00 



Total Street Loans outstanding 44.500.00 
Park Loans 

Public Park and Town Hall Loan. 1913 S2.500.00 

Essex Street Park Loan, 1912 2,600.00 



Total Park Loans outstanding 5,100.00 



Total Loans outstanding, issued inside debt limit $284,600.00 



Issued outside Debt Limit 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital Loan, 1925 



$51,000.00 



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155 



Water Loans 

Fifth Issue, 1909 $33,000.00 

Thirteenth Issue, 1916 500.00 

Fourteenth Issue, 1917 3,000.00 

Seventeenth Issue, 1920 17,000.00 

Eighteenth Issue, 1922 8,500.00 

Nineteenth Issue, 1922 4,000.00 

Twenty-first Issue, 1923 10,000.00 

Twenty-second Issue, 1924 8,000.00 

Twenty-third Issue, 1927 3,500.00 



Total Water Loan Bonds and Notes 

issued and outstanding $ 87,500.00 



Sewer Loans 

Issued, 1902 $64,400.00 

Issued, 1912 4,000.00 

Issued, 1915 11,000.00 

Issued, 1916 14,150.00 

Issued, 1917 1,000.00 

Issued, 1920 5,000.00 

Issued, 1921 28,000.00 

Issued, 1922 12,000.00 

Issued, 1923 4,000.00 

Issued, 1924 19,000.00 



Total Sewer Loan Bonds and Notes, 

issued outside the debt limit, outstanding $162,550.00 

Liabilities 



General Debt Bonds and Notes Payable, 



Issued 


Inside Debt Limit 




Due 


in 1929 


$35,700.00 


Due 


in 1930 


33,200.00 


Due 


in 1931 


29,200.00 


Due 


in 1932 


22,200.00 


Due 


in 1933 


21,200.00 


Due 


in 1934 


20,200.00 


Due 


in 1935 


16,700.00 


Due 


in 1936 


13,700.00 


Due 


in 1937 


13,700.00 


Due 


in 1938 


13,700.00 


Due 


in 1939 


13,700.00 


Due 


in 1940 


13,700.00 


Due 


in 1941 


7,700.00 


Due 


in 1942 


6,000.00 


Due 


in 1943 


6,000.00 


Due 


in 1944 


5,000.00 


Due 


in 1945 


5,000.00 


Due 


in 1946 


1,000.00 


Due 


in 1947 


1,000.00 


Due 


in 1948 


1,000.00 


Due 


in 1949 


1,000.00 


Due 


in 1950 


1,000.00 


Due 


in 1951 


1,000.00 


Due 


in 1952 


1,000.00 


Due 


in 1953 


1,000.00 



$284,600.00 



156 



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[Dec. 31 



Issued Outside Debt Limit 

Due in 1929 

Due in 1930 

Due in 1931 

Due in 1932 

Due in 1933 

Due in 1934 

Due in 1935 

Due in 1936 

Due in 1937 

Due in 1938 

Due in 1939 

Due in 1940 

Due in 1941 

Due in 1942 

Due in 1943 

Due in 1944 

Sewer Loans, Issued Outside Debt Limit 
Due in 1929 
Due in 1930 
Due in 1931 
Due in 1932 
Due in 1933 
Due in 1934 
Due in 1935 
Due in 1936 
Due in 1937 
Due in 1938 
Due in 1939 
Due in 1940 
Due in 1941 
Due in 1942 
Due in 1943 
Due in 1944 
Due in 1945 
Due in 1946 
Due in 1947 
Due in 1948 
Due in 1949 
Due in 1950 
Due in 1951 
Due in 1952 

Water Loans, Issued Outside Debt Limit 
Due in 1929 
Due in 1930 
Due in 1931 
Due in 1932 
Due in 1933 
Due in 1934 
Due in 1935 
Due in 1936 
Due in 1937 
Due in 1938 
Due in 1939 
Due in 1940 
Due in 1941 
Due in 1942 
Due in 1943 
Due in 1944 
Due in 1945 



$4,000.00 
4,000.00 
4,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
$51,000.00 

$14,850.00 
14,850.00 
14,000.00 
13,850.00 
12,850.00 
10,850.00 

9,350.00 

9,350.00 

9,350.00 

9,350.00 

8,350.00 

7,350.00 

7,350.00 

6,350.00 

1,750.00 

1,750.00 

1,500.00 

1,500.00 

1,500.00 

1,500.00 

1,500.00 

1,500.00 

1,500.00 
500.00 

$162,550.00 

$8,500.00 
8,000.00 
8,000.00 
8,000.00 
8,000.00 
8,000.00 
7,500.00 
7,000.00 
5,500.00 
5,500.00 
4,500.00 
1,500.00 
1,500.00 
1,500.00 
1,500.00 
1,500.00 
1,500.00 
$87,500.00 



1928] 



REPORT OF TREASURER 



157 



Temporary Loan Notes 
Issued in Anticipation of Revenue 



No. 


Date 


Payable at 


Rate 


When Payable 


Amount 


428 


Dec. 7, 


1928 


1st Nat'l Bank, Boston 


4.09% 


Nov. 


12, 1929 


$25,000.00 


429 


Dec. 7, 


1928 


1st Nat'l Bank, Boston 


4.09% 


Nov. 


12, 1929 


$25,000.00 


430 


Dec. 7, 


1928 


1st Nat'l Bank, Boston 


4.09% 


Nov. 


12, 1929 


$25,000.00 


431 


Dec. 7, 


1928 


1st Nat'l Bank, Boston 


4.09% 


Nov. 


12, 1929 


$25,000.00 



$100,000.00 



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REPORT OF TREASURER 



159 



Town Debt December 31, 1928 

General Debt Bonds and Xotes 

Inside Debt Limit- Issues $284,600.00 
Outside Debt Limit Issues 51,000.00 
Sewer Loan Bonds and Notes 162,550.00 
Water Loan Bonds and Xotes 87,500.00 



Total Debt $585,650.00 

General Debt Statement Indicating Borrowing Capacity 
as of December 31, 1928 

Valuation 1926, less abatements *$21, 134,422.00 

Valuation 1927, less abatements * 22,254,822.00 

Valuation 1928, less abatements * 22,771,346.00 



Gross three years' valuation $66,160,590.00 

Average valuation $22,053,530.00 

Three per cent of average valuation $661,605.00 

Less: 

Bonds and Notes issued within the debt limit 284,600.00 



Borrowing Capacity $377,005.00 



*Figures furnished by the Board of Assessors. 

Respectfully submitted, 



JAMES W. LIBBY, 

Town Treasurer. 



160 TOWN DOCUMENTS 



Trust Funds 



Joanna Morse Library Fund 

Balance, January 1, 1928 
Principal 

Income accrued, 1928 



Less withdrawals 

Balance, December 31. 1928 

Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund 

Principal, January 1, 1928 
Income accrued, 1928 



Less withdrawals 

Balance, December 31. 1928 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund 

Balance, January 1. 1928 
Principal 

Income accrued, 1928 
Less withdrawal? 
Balance. December 31. 1928 

Fund for Perpetual Care of Cemetery Lots 

Balance, January 1. 1928 
Deposits 



Dividends, 1928 

Balance. December 31. 1928 

Municipal Insurance Fund 

Balance. January 1. 1928 
Principal 
Income accrued 
Dividends, 1928 



Balance, December 31, 1928 

Phillips School Medal Fund 

Balance, January 1. 1928 

Principal 

Income accrued 



Dividends, 1928 



Less, withdrawals for medals 
Balance, December 31, 1928 



1928] 



REPORT OF THE TRUST FUNDS 



161 



High School Alumni Fund (see note) 

Balance, January 1, 1928 $3,604.09 

Receipts 
Received from Swampscott 

Woman's Club $163.00 

Dividends, 1928 172.02 

335.02 



Total Income, 1928 $3,939.11 

Less 

Withdrawal, payment made on account 
of Scholarship awarded by Executive 
Committee of High School Alumni 

Association 100.00 



Balance, December 31, 1928 $3,839.11 

Note. — This is not a town of Swampscott trust fund as denned by 
Chapter 282 of the General Acts of 1915. but is held by the Town 
Treasurer as Trustee for the Swampscott High School Alumni. It 
is included in this report in order that the members of the High School 
Alumni may be kept informed of its existence. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES W. LIBBY. 

Town Treasurer. 

Treasurer of Trust Funds and Custodian of 
all funds and securities, as provided for by 
Chapter 282 of the General Acts of 1915. 

Swampscott, December 31, 1928. 



The Cemetery 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit my 13th report as superintendent 
of the Swampscott Cemetery. 

Interments for the year were 74. The town has received during 
1928 for sale of new lots, $4,346.00; for placing old lots in perpetual 
care, $1300; total, $5,346.00. 

The demand for lots is so great that it is evident that there must 
be a continuation of the development of that portion of the cemetery 
that was recently acquired by the town and has not yet been prepared 
for use. 

I recommend that the sum of $3000.00 be appropriated for the ex- 
cavations of new lots. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS HANDLEY, 

Superintendent. 



162 



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[Dec. 31 



Collector of Taxes 



Ralph D. Merritt, Collector of Taxes, In Account Current with the 
Town of Swampscott. 

1928 



Dr. 



State tax 


§28,4/0.00 


County tax 


Of\ A 1 A AO 

39,934.48 


State highway 


745.50 


Auditing municipal accounts 


797.89 


Charles River Basin 


2,409.31 


F rom Essex Brookhne 


OnU. 1U 


Traffic artery, Cambridge 


1,167.75 


Southern route 


1,669.15 


Metropolitan Park 


12,237.24 


Metropolitan Planning 


152.64 


Moth tax 


2,509.50 


Sidewalk assessment 


1,798.82 


Sewer assessment 


636.68 


Town tax 


453,914.29 


Overlay 


6,000.00 


Poll tax 


6,080.00 


Poll tax (supplementary) 


108.00 


Supplementary tax 


230.60 


Supplementary sidewalk assessment 


73.02 


Supplementary sewer assessment 


20.92 


Special warrant (vessel) 


70.67 


Interest on taxes at 6 percent from October 15, 1928, to 




January 1, 1929 


180.67 




$559,851.79 



Cr. 

Cash paid on moth tax 

Cash paid on sidewalk assessment 

Cash paid on sewer assessment 

Cash paid on poll taxes 

Cash paid on taxes 

Cash paid on special warrant (vessel) 

Cash paid on interest on taxes from October 15, 1928, to 

January 1, 1929 
Abatement on poll taxes 
Abatement on taxes 
Abatement on moth assessment 
Abatement on sidewalk assessment 
Uncollected moth assessment 
Uncollected sidewalk assessment 
Uncollected sewer assessment 
Uncollected poll taxes 
Uncollected taxes 



990.45 
422.14 
5,878.00 
463.073.26 
70.67 

180.67 
218.00 
1,481.64 
2.00 
178.82 
329.75 
702.57 
235.46 
92.00 
83,818.61 



$559,851.79 



1928J 



REPORT OF COLLECTOR OF TAXES 



Water rates 



Water 1926 
Dr. 



Cash paid 
Abatements 



Cr. 



$66.91 
52.99 



Water rates 



Cash paid 

Abatements 

Uncollected 



Water 1927 
Dr. 

Cr. 



16,780.67 
176.79 
17.50 



Water rates 



Cash paid 

Abatements 

Uncollected 



Water 1928 
Dr. 

Cr. 



S54,647.56 
130.73 
10,025.78 



Water service 
Cash paid 



Water Service 1926 
Dr. 

Cr. 



171.63 



Water service 



Cash paid 

Abatements 

Uncollected 



Water Service 1927 
Dr. 

Cr. 



S663.43 
33.67 
58.60 



Water service 



Cash paid 

Abatements 

Uncollected 



Water Service 1928 
Dr. 

Cr. 



$5,865.86 
20.39 
1,293.37 



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[Dec. 31 



Miscellaneous, Rents 1927 
Dr. 

Miscellaneous, rents $436.26 



Cr. 

Cash paid $300.74 

Abatements 20.00 

Uncollected 115.52 



Miscellaneous, Rents 1928 
Dr. 

Miscellaneous, rents $6,560.42 



Cr. 

Cash paid $6,421.07 
Uncollected 139.35 



Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 
December 31, 1928. Tax Collector. 



Dog Officer 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

There have been 34 complaints investigated this year. Thirty-one 
dogs have been restored to their owners and forty-four stray dogs have 
been taken care of. Have notified owners who have neglected to license 
their dogs, as called for in the public statutes, and as a result 526 dogs 
have been licensed, which is the largest number ever licensed in the 
town of Swampscott in one year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Dog Officer. 



1928] 



REPORT OF POLICE DEPARTMENT 



165 



Police Department 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — It is my privilege, once again, to transmit to you the 
summary and review of the manner in which the Police Department 
performed its duties during the year. 



Rank 

Chief _ 

Captain 

Captain 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 



ROSTER 



Name 

Walter F. Reeves 
Eugene P. Brogan 
James M. Kennedy 
J. Henry Pedrick 
Charles Connell 
Almon B. Owens 
Frank T. Roach 
Samuel Hooper 
John P. Costin 
Joseph L. Shanahan 
George D. Horton 
Francis P. Wall 
James T. Jordan 
Herbert F. Frazier 



Arrests 



Total number of arrests 

Male 

Female 

Juvenile 

Residents 

Non-Residents 



Date of 
Appointment 

November 14, 1925 
March 29, 1909 
May 31, 1918 
April 14, 1904 
March 22, 1901 
November 28, 1919 
November 19, 1920 
June 7, 1924 
January 8, 1926 
January 8, 1926 
January 8, 1926 
January 8, 1926 
January 7, 1927 
March 23, 1928 



130 
114 
9 
7 

35 
95 



Causes of Arrest 

Crimes Against the Person: 

Assault and battery 

Manslaughter 



Crimes Against Property: 

Breaking, entering, and larceny 

Larceny 

Larceny of automobile 

Unlawful taking of automobile ~ 

Crimes Against Public Order, etc.: 
Breaking glass on public street . 

Contempt of Court 

Drunkenness 



2 
1 

32 



Motor Vehicle Laws, Violating: 

Allowing four to ride on front seat of motor vehicle- 
Going away knowingly after causing property damage- 
Ignoring signal of police officer 

Operating a motor vehicle with improper brakes 



166 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

Operating a motor vehicle not equipped with brakes 1 

Operating after license had been suspended 1 

Operating negligently so that the lives or safety of the public 

might be endangered 3 

Operating under the influence of liquor 12 

Operating without a license 7 

Operating without authority 1 

Parking within fifteen feet of hydrant 1 

Parking without lights 13 

Passing to the left of a street car 1 

Speeding 29 

Rules for the Regulation of Traffic, Violating: 

Parking on Blaney street 2 

Traffic light, violation 1 

Stubbornness 1 

Town By-Laws, Violating: 

Allowing water to flow across sidewalk 

Recapitulation 

Crimes against the person 4 

Crimes against property 11 

Crimes against public order, etc. 115 

Summonses served for other police departments 240 

Disposition of Cases 

Appealed . 5 

Committed to the Danvers Hospital 1 

Committed to the House of Correction 1 

Committed to the Shirley Industrial School 2 

Continued to 1929 7 

Discharged 3 

Dismissed 4 

Filed 16 

Filed on payment of costs 19 

Fined 48 

For other departments 8 

Held for Grand Jury 1 

Placed on probation 7 

Released . 8 

Amount of fines imposed by Court $1,750.00 

Miscellaneous Work 

Ambulance calls: 

Conveying persons to hospital 54 

Responding to fires 34 

Miscellaneous calls - 320 

Automobile accidents 72 

Automobiles recovered 2 

Automobiles recovered for other departments 6 

Automobiles reported stolen 3 

Automobiles tagged for violations of traffic rules 759 

Buildings found open and secured or owner notified 612 

Cases of breaking and entering investigated 4 

Cases of breaking, entering, and larceny, investigated 19 

Complaints received of which 104 concerned dogs 647 

Defective streets and sidewalks reported-— — - 43 

Defective wires reported - — 18 



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167 



Dogs killed by automobiles 

Dogs reported lost 

Dogs returned to owner or turned over to dog officer 

Dogs shot by officers 

Gas and water leaks reported . 

Lights found burning in buildings 

Messages delivered for other departments 

Obstructions reported and lanterns furnished 

Persons located 

Persons reported missing 

Residences temporarily unoccupied and special attention given 

Street lights reported out 

Suicides or attempts reported 

Value of property recovered : 

Value of property reported stolen or lost ! 



$10,367.17 
$10,084.89 



19 
100 
57 
9 
9 
49 
41 
24 
24 
10 
55 
107 
4 



Police Signal Service 



Duty calls reported 
Telephone calls: 

Incoming 

Outgoing 



18,318 
3,078 



17,631 



Remarks 



The motor patrol system has worked with great success. Our 
record of arrests proves that a motorized department is far superior to 
the old method of police work in the detection and prevention of crime. 
In 1925, the arrests totaled 447; in 1926, 262 arrests were made; 302 
arrests were made in 1927; and these figures were reduced to 130 during 
the past year. Fewer complaints were received during 1928 than in 
former years. 

During the year, Patrolmen George A. Philcrantz and Henry D. 
Rehberg, resigned as regular members of the department, and only 
one appointment was made in their places, an extra Ford runabout 
being furnished instead. 

Herbert F. Frazier was appointed a regular patrolman by the Board 
of Selectmen, from the Civil Service list. 

Patrolman Samuel Hooper was granted a leave of absence for three 
months, from August 24th to November 22, 1928. During his absence 
Francis E. Delano was appointed to fill the vacancy. 

The instructions given at our weekly school by Patrolman Francis 
P. Wall, who was detailed to attend the Massachusetts State Police 
school and who passed the course with a high mark, have assisted in 
increasing efficiency in the performance of our numerous duties. Each 
member receives instructions in the Japanese system of self-defence, 
target practice, and first aid. 

A safety campaign, including field lectures and demonstrations to 
the school children, was carried out by members of the department. 
Safety parades with police and fire apparatus were staged. Small safety- 
buttons inscribed, "Junior Safety Club — Swampscott" were issued to all 
children. The ice on all ponds used for skating is measured daily and 
if it is found to be less than four inches in thickness warning signs are 
posted. 

Safety contests were promoted in all schools and silver loving cups 
will be presented to the winners. This contest created much interest 
among the school children and in the homes. The superintendent, prin- 
cipals, and teachers, of all schools including private schools and the 
Saint John Parochial school, assisted in every possible way. 

The traffic signal system, rendering twenty-four hour service in 
the area served, has given excellent protection to our town, promoting" 
safety and facilitating the flow of traffic. 

With the continually increasing number of automobiles on Hum- 
phrey street free flow of traffic and traffic regulation are greatly ham- 



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[Dec. 31 



pered by the amount of parking along this thoroughfare. In my opinion 
it will become necessary to limit parking on Humphrey street, between 
6.00 A.M. and 6.00 P.M., to thirty minutes. 

The patrolmen of the Swampscott Police Department should be 
furnished without cost to them, the regulation blue uniforms. Police 
officers are expected to present a neat appearance at all times and a well 
dressed patrolman presents a better impression and has more confidence 
in himself than a shabbily dressed officer who, through circumstances, 
is compelled to wear an old uniform. 

For many years, Swampscott has housed its prisoners, without cost, 
at the lock-up in the City of Lynn. On October 2, a conference was 
held at the mayor's office at Lynn. Mayor Bauer stated that he would 
allow Swampscott to use the police lock-up at Lynn until the town 
could enter an article in the Town Warrant which would remove the 
burden from the City of Lynn of caring for Swampscott's prisoners. 
The present building used as a police station in Swampscott is old and 
improperly constructed for a police station. We have very little garage 
room and the present garage is not suitable for the storing of our equip- 
ment. There is no space to construct cells for male and female prison- 
ers. The town is in need of a new police station. I believe it should 
be small and inexpensive. If the present building is remodelled it will 
be a matter of only a few years when a new police station will be 
necessary. 

Recommendations 

I recommend the installation of four traffic signal lights at the 
junction of New Ocean and Burrill streets and that the sum of $500.00 
be appropriated for the same. 

I recommend two J.D.L. 74 Twin Harley-Davidson motorcycles 
to replace unserviceable equipment, and that the sum of $530.00 be ap- 
propriated for the same. 

I recommend that $230.00 be appropriated for the purchase of two 
Harley-Davidson side cars to be used on J.D.L. 74 Twin Harley-David- 
son motorcycles. 

I recommend that the captains and patrolmen of the Swampscott 
Police Department be furnished blue uniforms, and that the sum of 
S650.0O be appropriated for the same. 

I recommend that steps be taken to investigate the necessity of a 
new police station or remodelling the present building. 

Conclusion 

I wish to thank the town officials and citizens generally for their 
co-operation and assistance, and also to express to the members of the 
department my appreciation of their performance of duty. 

Respectfully submitted, 



WALTER F. REEVES, 

Chief of Police. 



1928] REPORT OF SEALER WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 169 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit my report from January 1, 1928, to 
December 31, 1928. 

This department tested, sealed or condemned all the various meas- 
uring devices, and records made thereof, the summary of which is as 
follows : 

Sealed Adjusted Condemned 



Platform scales over 5000 lbs. 


7 


2 





Platform scales under 5000 lbs. 


18 


9 





Counter scales over 100 lb 


s. 


3 








Counter scales under 100 lbs. 


40 


6 


2 


Beam scales over 100 lbs. 




3 








Spring scales under 100 lb 


s. 


31 


2 





Computing scales under 100 lbs. 


28 


6 





Prescription scales 




4 


1 





Personal scales 




7 








Avoirdupois weights 




240 


5 


2 


Apothecary weights 




63 





21 


Metric weights 




62 





2 


Liquid measures 




76 


1 


1 


Dry 




9 


o 





Gasoline pumps 




45 


1 


7 


Quantity stops 




233 


17 





Yard sticks 




1 








Gasoline truck tanks 




4 








Total 




874 


50 


~~35 




Trial Weighing 








Number 










tested 


Correct 


Under 


Over 


Bread 


79 


68 


2 


9 


Butter 


148 


143 


5 





Coal in bags 


284 


259 


6 


19 


Coal in transit 


8 


1 





7 


Coke in bags 


45 


45 








Confectionery 


385 


385 








Dry commodities 


217 


208 


4 


5 


Flour 


156 


150 


4 


2 


Fruits and vegetables 


103 


78 





25 


Meats 


21 


15 





6 


Total 


1446 


1353 


21 


73 



This department made 1492 inspections and tests during the year 
with gratifying results. 



Respectfully submitted, 

C. WALTER BURRILL, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



170 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



Building Inspector 



To the Board of Selectmen: 



Gentlemen: — I hereby submit the 


following report 


for the year 


ending December 31, 1928. 






Permits 


Estimated 




Issued 


Cost 


Dwellings: 






New 


72 


$702,700.00 


Alterations and additions 


50 


81,125.00 


Private Garages: 






New 


111 


57,470.00 


Alterations and additions 


17 


14,625.00 


Private storage, outbuildings, etc.: 






"\ ew 






Alterations and additions 


3 


450.00 


Public Garages: 






New 


1 


9 5 000 00 


Alterations and additions 


1 


8,000.00 


Stores, office and factory buildings, etc. 






Alterations and additions 


4 


5,200.00 


A QQpmhlv Vi ^ 1 1 q plnHc (*tr * 




Xew (Swimming club) 


1 


8.000.00 


Alterations (Italian club) 


1 


450.00 


Hotels: 






*\t\\ ^ XVUUWILUIJ - v 1 Ills, J 


i 
i 


700 000 00 


Alterations and additions 






(New Ocean House — elevator) 


1 




(New Ocean House — piazzas) 


1 


12,000.00 




270 




Permits to shingle 


118 




Total 


388 


$1,618,285.00 


Number inspections 




544 


Amount of building fees collected 




$302.00 


Elevator operators' licenses issued 


No. 


Fees. 


Xew 


11 


$11.00 


Renewals 


7 


3.50 


Totals 


18 


$14.50 



All hotels and elevators have been inspected and returns made to 
the State. The many complaints of violations of the building laws and 
some of smoke nuisance have been investigated, and in most cases ad- 
justments made. Some are yet to be settled. 

Respectfully submitted, 



HARRY E. HARDY. 

Building Inspector. 



1928] REPORT OF PARK COMMISSIONERS 171 



Park Department 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

Herewith is submitted the annual report of the Park Commissioners 
for the year ending December 31, 1928. The organization of the board 
was the same as the previous year, Archibald Miller, chairman, and 
Stuart P. Ellis, secretary. Regular meetings were held weekly at the 
Town Hall and continuous visits and inspections on the various park 
properties. 

Monument Avenue Parkway 

All the shrubbery in this park was pruned, the beds spaded and 
raked, and the lawns fertilized and rolled at the opening of the season. 
The growth of pine was sprayed with insecticide and changes made in 
the arrangement of some of the shrubbery groups. A number of Canada 
yew have been planted near the ledges at the head of the property and 
the entire reservation maintained in a very fine manner. A choice collec- 
tion of Darwin tulips will show their color in the beds near Burrill 
street early in the spring. 

Jackson Park 

Having attained a size which caused crowding it became necessary 
to remove every alternate maple tree on the Essex street border of the 
park. These trees, eight in number, were planted at Abbott Park. Those 
remaining are now properly spaced to develop into their normal size 
and shape without interference with each other. Several white pines 
were lost in a brush fire early in the spring. These will be replaced 
by transplanting from other sections of the woods. Several hundred 
loads of stone and gravel have been excavated at the westerly border, 
all of which material has been spread at Phillips Park. Wire guards 
were placed on all border trees and the roof of the locker building was 
reshingled. The aid of citizens is requested in the prevention of forest 
fires and the mutilation of trees at tin's park. 

Abbott Park 

Eight maple trees were plar.ted in two groups at the easterly end of 
the grounds, and in a few years will be a decided asset to the park in 
that section. The usual care and attention has been given the grounds 
during the summer, and in the winter every possible opportunity to 
provide skating has been availed of. 

Blaney Beach Reservation 
Provision for the storage of gasoline was made by the erection of 
a structure containing sixteen compartments. Concrete blocks and iron 
doors were used, thus insuring a safe and substantial storage space 
for the gasoline and oil used by the tenants of the fish house. An extra 
amount of labor was necessary last summer to keep the beach free from 
refuse, and never before were conditions so good for bathers. The 
largest number of people ever to come for bathing were present during 
the past season, and the commissioners received many commendations 
for the efficient manner in which the crowds were supervised and the 
protection of all, especially women and children, looked after by the 
superintendent and life guard, Dr. N. R. Martin. The diving raft is in 
good condition and continues to be a popular and valuable adjunct to 
the bathing facilities. 



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[Dec. 31 



Phillips Park 

A large amount of filling from Jackson Park, also from street and 
sewer construction, has been placed here the past year. Considerable 
loam was purchased and spread on the new layout for baseball and 
every effort is being made to complete this project during the coming 
summer. Negotiations are in progress toward securing the ashes of the 
town at this park. If successful, it will be possible to make rapid strides 
in the filling of low portions of the field. 

Triangular Plots 

All of the plots at street intersections in the town are now placed 
in the care of the Park Commissioners. Considerable improvement was 
made at nearly all of these spaces the past year. New shrubbery, sod 
and loan were provided, and the planting of several of the plots was re- 
arranged. Further improvements and maintenance will be provided the 
coming year. 

Attention of the citizens should be called to the vandalism now 
rampant in town which particularly affects the property of this depart- 
ment. Signs are torn down and destroyed, glass in the buildings 
smashed, locker buildings broken into, expensively kept lawns are 
crossed by pedestrians and automobiles, trees and shrubs are cut and 
ruined. A little more civic pride and reports of offences to the proper 
authorities will be appreciated by the commissioners. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARCHIBALD MILLER, 
STUART P. ELLIS, 
EVERETT P. MUDGE, 

Park Commissioners. 



1928] REPORT OF BOARD OF FIRE ENGINEERS 173 

Board of Fire Engineers 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — The following is the report of the Board of Fire 
Engineers and the Chief of the Fire Department for the year ending 
December 31, 1928. 

Important Notice 

We would ask all persons discovering fires in buildings to ring the 
nearest box (if within reasonable distance) as it is quicker and more 
accurate than the telephone. If you think you must use the telephone 
be sure to ask for Emergency Breakers 82. Do not simply ask for 
the Fire Department. 

Fire Alarm and Service Record 



Swampscott box alarms 34 

Swampscott telephone alarms 129 

Swampscott still alarms 18 

Lynn line alarms 14 

Lynn telephone alarms 2 

All other Lynn calls 1 

Marblehead boxes 27 

Marblehead telephones 3 



Total 228 



Under the mutual aid system Chemical 4 of Lynn responded to 
18 Swampscott calls; Engine 8 and Ladder 1 of Lynn to 3 Swampscott 
calls each; Engine 5 of Lynn to one call to Swampscott; Engine 2 of 
Marblehead to 6 Swampscott calls; Combination A of Swampscott to 
30 Marblehead calls; Combination B to 9 Lynn calls; Combination C 
to 13 Lynn calls. 

Hose, Ladders, Chemicals Used at Fires 



2Vi in. hose laid 12,300 ft. 

3 in. hose laid 1,350 ft. 

Chemical hose used 3,050 ft. 

Ladders used 589 ft. 

Gallons chemicals used 1,127.5 

Drills 10 
Hours of duty 105 h. 32 min. 

Combination A answered 90 calls 

Combination B answered 48 calls 

Combination C answered 65 calls 

Combination D answered 79 calls 

Service car answered 26 calls 

Valuation, Losses and Insurance 

Value of buildings in which fire occurred $319,950.00 

Damage to buildings in which fire occurred 1,827.19 

Insurance on buildings in which fire occurred 256,700.00 

Insurance paid on buildings in which fire occurred 1,798.19 

Loss over insurance 29.00 

Value of contents of above buildings 74,200.00 

Damage to contents of above buildings 153.75 

Insurance on contents of above buildings 51,500.00 

Insurance paid on contents of above buildings 103.75 

Loss over insurance 50.00 

Auto-fires 13 



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[Dec. 31 



Large Hose 

We now have 3,350 feet in. hose and 400 feet of 3 in. hose. 
We will require 500 feet 2 l / 2 in. hose for 1929, and have so recom- 
mended. 

Chemical Hose 

We have in service 700 feet chemical hose. 

Buildings 

At the Central Station during the past year the old heating boiler, 
which occupied the front part of the boiler room, was removed and a 
new boiler installed in the rear, which left the space formerly used by 
the boiler available for the new recreation room for the men. 

The men at this house have done most of the work necessary for 
the development of this room, such as steam fitting, carpentry, brick 
laying, plastering and painting, and now they have completed a fine 
large room 13x28. with five windows and a fireplace, giving plenty of 
light and air. The men started the work in June. 

The Phillips Beach House is in reasonably good condition, re- 
quiring only the usual upkeep repairs. 

Fire Alarm System 

There have been 49 alarms sent out over the system during the 
past year. 

As the new school which is to be built on the Hastings property 
will probably be completed before the annual town meeting of 1930. we 
believe we should ask for an appropriation at this time to install a fire 
alarm box at that building, and we have so recommended. 

We have finally completed the work of transfering our overhead 
wires from above the high tension lines of the Lynn Gas and Electric 
Co. to a position on the poles just above the telephone wires, thereby 
making it safer for linemen working on our wires in bad weather, and 
also minimizing the chances for trouble. We have also replaced the 
last of our old type boxes with the modern non-interfering successive 
box. 

Our fire alarm system as it now stands consists of three box cir- 
cuits and one whistle circuit. There are 50 street boxes at present, 
with a possibility of three more to be added this year. 

Circuit Xo. 1 has 20 boxes, with a probable addition of three this 
year, making 23 in all, and covers Humphrey street, from Redington 
street easterly, with Millett road, Sargent road. Puritan road. Kensing- 
ton lane, also Phillips Beach. Beach Bluff and Little's Point. 

Circuit No. 2 has 16 boxes, and covers the central part of the town 
east of the State road, including the hills to Pleasant street and the 
Whitney estate. 

Circuit No. 3 has 14 boxes and the lines connecting the three Lynn 
houses in which we have our bells and registers. This circuit also 
covers the whole of the upper part of the town above New Ocean 
street and the State road. 

Circuit No. 4 has no street boxes. It runs underground from the 
Central Station. New Ocean street to the Town Hall, taking in the 
transmitter box. register and whistle. 

While we have greatly improved our system during the past few 
years, we still have only about 5 per cent, of our wires underground 
and are now confronted with the following conditions: 

Our three circuits are overloaded, still being of the same number 
as in 1896. when the territory they covered was far smaller than today. 
The only way to remedy this trouble is to make more circuits by split- 
ting up the present ones. (The town of Marblehead has eight circuits 
for about the same area). This is impossible at present, as the switch- 
board and repeater at the Central Station, both of which were installed 
many years ago. leave no room for expansion. Their capacity was 



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175 



reached soon after their installation, which brings us to the question of 
a new switchboard and repeater of sufficient capacity to meet the re- 
quirements of the system for the next 15 or 20 years. 

We also have dangerous conditions on some of our overhead lines 
which can only be remedied by placing them underground. We also 
believe that wherever underground conduits have been left for our use 
by the Telephone Co. we should place our wires in them as soon as 
possible, as underground lines are far less subject to trouble. 

With these facts before us, and also with a view to further modern- 
izing the system, we have caused a survey to be made by a competent 
Fire Alarm Engineer, with the result that plans have been developed 
for splitting circuits, replacing Central Station equipment, placing lines 
underground, retiming boxes and putting bells and registers on separate 
circuits, etc. , 

Realizing the magnitude of the work it is planned to do, we pro- 
pose to spread it over a period of five years, and for this year our 
recommendations are as follows: 

Take our wires now on poles between the junction of Humphrey 
street and Atlantic avenue and the junction of Humphrey street and 
Beach Bluff avenue, on Humphrey street, and put them underground 
in a conduit left for our use several years ago by the Telephone Co. 
Also rearrange branch loops to give better testing facilities. This will 
do away with one of the worst spots on our whole system. We have 
an estimate on this work and have recommended an appropriation to 
cover the same. 

Remarks 

During the past year a new Browder life-net of the latest type was 
purchased, to take the place of the old canvas net in service for many 
years on Combination C. 

Realizing that we have other boxes beside 31, 32 and 621, which 
should be covered by more than one engine and truck company on first 
alarm, arrangements have been made with the Lynn Fire Department 
to send Engine 8 and Ladder 1 to the following boxes: 24, 36, 331 and 
531 on first alarm, we to return the compliment by answering Lvnn 
boxes 322, 346, and 347. 

We wish to mention the good work done during the past year by 
our Motor Supervisor, Capt. F. T. J. McNamara, and our department 
painter, C. L. Stover. 

This department, co-operating with the School Department, fur- 
nished speakers and literature and held fire-drills in observance of Fire 
Prevention Day. October 9. 

Recommendations 
That the town appropriate $1000 for hydrant rental. 
That the town appropriate $250 to purchase and install a fire-alarm 
box at the new school to be built on the Hastings property. 

That the town appropriate $5000 for improving the fire-alarm 
system, displacing part of the present overhead construction by under- 
ground cable with necessary connections. 

' That the town appropriate $500 for 500 feet 2y 2 in. hose. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES WARNOCK, 
GEO. B. LEARNED, 
BENJ. B. BLANCHARD, 

Board of Engineers. 

JAMES WARNOCK, Chief. 



176 



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[Dec 31 



Moth Superintendent 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — While the abundance of rain in May and June was 
beneficial to tree growth it was not without its detrimental character- 
istics. A rainy spraying season means either a longer one or more 
bugs the following year. In spite of the rain the usual necessary spray- 
ing was accomplished, and while some tent caterpillars almost com- 
pleted their life cycle before we found them, they, together with the 
gypsy moth and satin moth, aud numerous less economically important 
leaf feeding insects were kept in suppression. One willow tree on 
Stetson avenue was partially defoliated by the satin moth, but the con- 
dition was detected in time and a thorough spraying corrected what had 
all the appearances of developing into a serious case of defoliation. 

During the winter months after the foliage had fallen, as usual, a 
systematic tour of the town was made in search of the gyp s >" moth egg 
clusters which were treated with creosote. At this time a start has been 
made on this work and the usual amount of ground has been covered. 
The number of egg clusters is about the same as last year. The amount 
appropriated for the work this year was S4.6S5.00 ar.d the moth tax 
amounted to about $2,500.00. 

Respectfully submitted. 

EVERETT P. MUDGE. 

Local Moth Superintendent. 



Tree Warden 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The past season has been a phenomenal one for trees because of 
copious rains during the entire season. Particularly were the 152 newly 
planted trees benefitted by the wet. Of the 44 removed for various 
causes not a single loss can be attributed to the weather conditions. 

After the spraying season was over dead wood also low limbs were 
removed from trees in all parts of the town. Thirty-eight trees were 
thinned to admit sunshine and light. 

The leaf feeding insects were suppressed during the spraying sea- 
son, and the usual leopard moth work has been done. The cottony 
maple scale is still in evidence on the silver leaf maples. 

Wounds to trees caused by mechanical injury have been treated. 

Tree guards have been applied to all newly planted trees, also where 
evidence pointed to their need. Injury from electric light wires has 
been very slight and no trees have been killed by escaping illuminating 

Respectfully submitted. 

EVERETT P. MUDGE. 

"Tree Warden. 



1928] 



REPORT OF FOREST WARDEN 



177 



Forest Warden 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — The frequent rains during April had a marked effect 
on reducing the usual number of fires in the spring. For the year there 
were only twenty woods fires. 

Two hundred seventy-eight permits for fires in the open air were 
issued, in accordance with the law, notices of which were posted in all 
parts of the town, calling attention to the fact that permits are necessary 
and that all must assist in preventing woods fires. 

Respectfully submitted. 

EVERETT P. MUDGE, 

Forest Warden. 



173 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 

Surveyor of Highways 



[Dec. 31 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

I herewith submit my annua! report for the year 1928: 
AH construction work this year has been done by contract. Nor- 
folk avenue, from the junction of Stetson avenue to Paradise road, has 
been resurfaced with bituminous macadam asphalt, the work being done 
>y Antonio Mogavero of Peabody. The same contractor also rebuilt 
"-■edge and Bates roads, which were reshaped, surfaced with gravel and 
rolled. Sidewalks were also built by the contractor on both the latter 
streets. 

Kensington lane. Northern avenue and Foster road were reshaped 
and surfaced with gravel, the work being done by Felice D'Agnese, of 
Swampscott 

The following street work was done by the department: 

Banks circle, resurfaced with cinders, covered with stone dust and 

rolled. 

d>cea:-..iew read, ire:. Sargent read, easterly, resurfaced with grave' 
and rolled and sidewalks built 

Hillcrest circle, grade lowered, resurfaced with tarred mixed crushed 
«::ae ana relied, and sidewalks built. 

Hardy reael. ? Cillett r;ad. Veuntwccd read, where needed. Banks 
terrace. Mapledale place, the hill on Burpee road, the hill on Eastman 
avenue and the square at the junction of Thomas and Farragut roads, 
were all resurfaced with tarred mixed crushed stone. 

In addition tarred concrete sidewalks were laid on Banks terrace; 
a drain was laid and two catch basins built on Mapledale place. 

Atlantic avenue, from Phillips corner to Marblehead line, was seal 
coated with heavy asphalt, covered with pea stone and rolled. About 
6000 gallons of oil was used in the sealing process. The shoulders of 
this street have been shaped and gravel used for filling five times during 
the summer. 

On Essex street the shoulders of the street adjoining the cement 
- aveineut. : r : nt the cemetery to the Salem line, have been shaped with 
tarred mixed stone. 

About one half mile of streets has been resurfaced with gravel 
by the department and the usual work of patrolling or patching street 
surfaces has been done. About seven miles of streets were seal coated 
in whole or in part. 

Repairs to sidewalks have been made where needed, the following 
amounts of materials being used: 789 tons of stone dust: 521 loads of 
..-avel: 354 loads cinders. 

The department has continued its practise of safeguarding those 
who have to use the sidewalks in winter by sprinkling sand on the side- 
walks whenever they were in an icy condition and 74 loads of sand were 
used :u this work. 

Tar concrete sidewalks were repaired at a cost of $1.00 per yard 
for new work and 65 cents per yard for skim coating. This work was 
done under contract by F. P. Hart of Lynn. Number of yards laid, 
new 1028; skim coat 653. Some 214 yards of granolithic sidewalks were 
repaired and 1024 yards of tarred mixed concrete sidewalks were laid 
by the department 

Five catch basins were retopped and all catch basins in town were 
cleaned at least twice, and some oftener where needed. The following 
drain pipe was laid: 6 inch, 8 feet; 8 inch, 14 feet; 10 inch, 28 feet; 12 



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179 



inch, 66 feet. Gutters in all streets have been cleaned when needed and 
about 1570 square yards of tar and mixed stone have been laid in 
gutters to prevent washing out. 

Five manholes and 38 driveways were lowered; 626 feet of curb- 
stone reset; 996 feet new curbstone laid; 415 feet of guard rail fence 
repaired. 

There were 28.688 gallons of asphaltic road oil used on the streets 
and 32.017 gallons of road tar, same being purchased under contract 
from The Alden Speare's Sons Co., and The Barrett Co. The prices 
paid were: cold patch delivered at town yard and put in barrels .15; 
penetration asphalt applied .0995; 65% asphalt road oil applied .0582; 
30% applied .0607. All oil applied to the streets was covered with sand. 
Price of sand delivered at town yard, $1.25 per ton: teamed by town 
trucks. 90 cents per ton. There were 34,427 gallons of water used for 
sprinkling streets during the summer. The amount spent for repairs on 
the wood block pavement on Humphrey street from the Lynn line to 
Blaney street was $309.45. No repairs were needed beyond Blaney 
street. 

In accordance with the suggestion of the Finance Committee, the 
Cemetery Department has had the use of a single cart when needed 
during the summer season, for which no charge was made. No equip- 
ment was added to the department during the year. 

The building used by the department as a stable and locker is in 
very bad condition and growing worse every year. Early in the year 
the town voted $10,000 for a new stable, but later this was withdrawn. 
I would call attention to the report of the committee on this stable in 
this year's town report. 

Recommendations 

I recommend that the town vote to erect a building on land owned 
by the town on State road suitable for highway purposes and appropriate 
money therefor. 

I recommend that the surface of Essex street bridge be replanked. 
and that the abutment of the Danvers street bridge be pointed, and that 
money be appropriated therefor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MICHAEL J. RYAN, 

Surveyor of Highways. 



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[Dec. 31 



Accounting Department 



THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 41 of the General 
Laws, I herewith submit the following report of the Accounting De- 
partment for the year ending December 31, 1928. 



Taxes: 
Poll, 1926 
Personal, 1926 
Real Estate, 1926 

Poll, 1927 
Personal, 1927 
Real Estate, 1927 

Poll, 1928 
Personal, 1928 
Real Estate, 1928 
Vessels 

Tax Titles 

Income Tax, 1927 
Income Tax, 1928 
Corp. Tax Bus., 1927 
Corp. Tax Bus., 1928 
Corp. Tax P. S„ 1925 
Corp. Tax P. S., 1926 
Corp. Tax P. S., 1927 
Corp. Tax P. S. } 1928 
Nat'lBank Tax, 1925-1926 
Nat'l Bank Tax, 1927 
Nat'l Bank Tax, 1928 
Trust Co. Tax, 1926 
Trust Co. Tax, 1927 
Trust Co. Tax, 1928 
St. Railway Tax 

Licenses and Permits: 
Junk 
Peddlers 
Pool Table 
Bowling Alley 
Milk 

Used Car Dealers 

Auctioneers 

Express 



Treasurer's Receipts 

$4.00 
7.50 
2,085.87 



20.00 
1,266.95 
84,196.52 

5,878.00 
41,794.08 
421,264.43 
70.67 



2,600.00 
69,760.00 
796.99 
5,866.90 
47.27 
18.49 
120.16 
4,016.50 
.26 
191.55 
2,098.47 
102.42 
73.02 
2,267.18 
639.23 



225.00 

48.00 
4.00 
2.00 
43.00 
70.00 
2.00 
9.00 



$2,097.37 



85,483.47 



469,007.18 
2,697.08 



$559,285.10 



88,598.44 88,598.44 



Amount carried forward 



$647,883.54 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



181 



Amount brought forward 
Elevator 
Taxi 

Innholders 
Common Victualers 
Alcohol 
Non-Alcohol 
Oleo 

Soap Grease 
Intelligence Office 
Ice Cream 

Ice Cream Manufacturing 
Hairdresser 
Transportation 
Cesspool 

Fines and Forfeits: 
Court fines 

Grants and Gifts: 
Dog Taxes from County 
Excess Sale of Tax Title 

Special Assessments: 
Moth, 1926 
Moth, 1927 
Moth, 1928 

Sewers, 1926 
Sewers, 1927 
Sewers, 1928 
Unapportioned Sewers 

Sidewalks, 1927 
Sidewalks, 1928 
Unapportioned Sidewalks 



General Government: 
Collector of Taxes 
Selectmen 
Sale of Maps 
Gasoline Permits 
Fuel Oil Permit 
Town Hall 
Board of Appeals 



S14.50 
9.00 
35.00 
36.00 
21.00 
10.00 
3.50 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
4.00 
7.00 
4.00 
4.00 



$647,883.54 



192.91 



.25 
285.75 
2,192.50 

118.03 
1,205.27 

422.14 
3,525.81 

506.87 
990.45 
1.900.91 



127.75 

7.00 
112.50 

2.50 
180.00 
65.00 



Protection of Persons and Property: 

Police 7.15 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 76.95 

Building Permits 260.00 



Health: 

Division of Sanatoria 
Board and Treatment 
Sale of Boat 
Sale of Ribbons 

Highways: 

Removing Snow, State Road 



800.71 
119.00 
5.00 
3.20 



$558.00 
192.91 

533.85 
21.00 



2,478.50 



5,271.25 



3,398.23 



558.00 
192.91 

554.85 



11,147.98 



494.75 



344.10 



927.91 
90.00 



Amount carried forward 



$660,337.28 



182 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 

Charities: 

Reimbursements from cities and 

towns $634.00 

Reimbursements from State 265.50 

Mothers' Aid from State 318.00 



Soldiers' Benefits: 

State Aid 516.00 
Military Aid 310.00 



Schools: 

Tuition State Wards 94.50 

Other Tuition 439.59 

Vocational Education 125.26 

Sale of Materials 51.37 



$1,217.50 



826.00 



710.72 



Library: 

Fines 415.00 
Parks : 

Fish House Rents 300.80 
Cemetery: 

Care of Lots without Perpetual Care 181.50 
Cemetery: 

Sale of Lots 4,346.00 

Perpetual Care 1,300.00 



Water: 

Rates, 1926 66.91 

Rates, 1927 6,780.67 

Rates, 1928 54,647.56 

61,495.14 

Services 6,598.08 

Rents 480.00 

Interest 717.65 

Miscellaneous 5,527.00 



Interest: 

On Treasurer's Deposits 2,590.58 

On Taxes 3,160.25 

On Tax Titles 168.63 

Accrued Interest 16.67 

Premium on Bonds 93.75 



Municipal Indebtedness: 

Loans in Anticipation of Revenue 350,000.00 

Sewer Loans 25,000.00 

Water Loan Sinking Fund 150,000.00 



Trust Funds: 

Joanna Morse Library Fund Income 263.03 

Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund Income 101.25 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund Income 50.63 

Phillips Medal Fund Income 40.12 



$660,337.28 



5,508.28 
5,646.00 



74,817.87 



6,029.88 



525.000.00 



455.03 



Amount carried forward 



$1,277,794.29 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



183 



Amount brought forward 
Refunds: 
Telephone 

Insurance Premiums 
Unclaimed Checks 
Burnett Claim 
Overpaid State Assessments 
Overpaid Auto Registration 



Balance January 1, 1928 
Total Receipts 



TRANSFERS 

From Reserve Fund to Highway 
From Emergency Sewer to Walker Road 
Sewer 

From Excess and Deficiency to Motorcycle 

Side Car, Police 
From Excess and Deficiency to Hydrant 

"Rental 

From Excess and Deficiency to Replacing 3 
Fire Alarm Boxes 

From Excess and Deficiency to Replacing 
Boiler, Central Fire Station 

From Excess and Deficiency to Painting Phil- 
lips Beach Fire Station 

From Excess and Deficiency to New Hose 

From Excess and Deficiency to New Auto for 
Fire Chief 

From Excess and Deficiency to Resurfacing 

Millett Road 
From Excess and Deficiency to Highway 

Stable 

From Excess and Deficiency to Cemetery 
Shrubs 

From Excess and Deficiency to Unpaid Bills 
From Excess and Deficiency to Overlay, 1925 
From Excess and Deficiency to Overlay, 1926 
From Excess and Deficiency to Awards and 
Executions 

From Excess and Deficiency to Blasting Com- 
mittee 

From Excess and Deficiency to Mapledale 
Place Drain 

From Excess and Deficiency to Atlantic Ave- 
nue Seal Coating 

From Excess and Deficiency to Foster Road 

From Excess and Deficiency to Hillcrest Cir- 
cle 

From Excess and Deficiency to Oceanview 
Road 

From Excess and Deficiency to Banks Circle 
From Excess and Deficiency to Lodge Road 
From Excess and Deficiency to Bates Road 
From Excess and Deficiency to Kensington 
Lane and Northern Avenue 



$1,277,794.29 

$13.05 
227.55 
62.25 
3,300.00 
5.00 
4.00 

3,611.85 



$1,281,406.14 
87,738.38 



$1,369,144.52 



$102.50 
2,500.00 

115.00 
1,000.00 

480.00 

1,200.00 

375.00 
490.00 

1,050.00 

2,000.00 

10,000.00 

200.00 
1.023.68 
22.93 
251.66 

500.00 

125.00 

1,200.00 

1,100.00 
1,200.00 

900.00 

400.00 
400.00 
1,400.00 
2,000.00 

1,500.00 



Amount carried forward 



$31,535.77 



184 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



Amount brought forward 

From Excess and Deficiency to Norfolk Ave- 
nue 9,452,17 

From Excess and Deficiency to Blaney St. 

Widening 105.00 

From Excess and Deficiency to Fourth of 

July 1,000.00 

From Excess and Deficiency to Continuous 

Sidewalks 5,000.00 

From Excess and Deficiency to School Re- 
pairs 2,635.00 

From Humphrey Street Resurfacing to Nor- 
folk Avenue 47.83 

From Barnstable St. Water Main to Emer- 
gency Water 1,291.82 

From Burnett Fund to Pensions 308.00 

From Excess and Deficiency to Atlantic 

Road Sewer 400.00 

From Highway Stable to Excess and Defi- 
ciency 9,900.00 

From Reserve Fund to Selectmen 173.37 

From Excess and Deficiency to Hastings Lot 

Taking 10,000.00 

From Reserve Fund to Selectmen 270.00 

From Reserve Fund to State and County 

Taxes 51.43 

From Reserve Fund to Police 220.50 

From Reserve Fund to Library 170.00 

From Reserve Fund to Public Welfare 990.57 

From Reserve Fund to Election and Regis- 
tration 921.17 

From Reserve Fund to Town Hall 84.23 



EXPENDITURES 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 
Legislative 

Moderator, salary $100.00 $100.00 

Finance Committee 

Printing Reports . 212.50 

Stationery 17.11 
Clerical Assistance 72.85 

302.46 

Special Meeting 

Warrants ' 47.54 47.54 



Selectmen's Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Selectmen 1,500.00 
Secretary 300.00 
Assistant Secretary 832.00 



Special Expenses 

Armistice Day 270.00 

I urniture and Fixtures 179.73 

Investigations at Palmer Lot 173.37 

Flowers at Honor Board 20.00 

Flowers 30.00 



2,632.00 



673.10 



Amount carried forward 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



185 



Amount brought forward $450.00 
Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage $190.25 

Printing and Advertising 247.90 

Carfares, Teams, etc. 12.03 

All other 46.09 



$496.27 

3,801.37 



Accounting Department 

Salaries and Wages 
Accountant 2,000.00 
Assistant 208.00 



Other Expenses 

Furniture and Fixtures 243.66 

Stationery and Postage 77.28 

Printing and Advertising 10.00 

Telephone 10.99 

All other 16.46 



2,208.00 



367.39 

2,575.39 



Treasury Department 

Salaries and Wages 
Treasurer 1,200.00 
Assistant 200.00 
Stenographer 15.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 79.81 

Printing and Advertising 65.10 

Bonds 230.00 

Insurance 94.50 

Carfares, Teams, etc. 9.00 

All other 22.60 



1,415.00 



501.01 

1.916.01 



Collector of Taxes Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Collector 1,500.00 
Assistant 137.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 526.57 

Printing and Advertising 278.50 

Tax Titles 203.61 

Bonds 574.50 

All other 15.44 



1,637.00 



1,598.62 

3,235.62 



Assessors' Department 

Salaries and Wages 
Assessors 1,800.00 
Assistant Assessor 200.00 
Secretary 100.00 
Clerk 897.00 



2,997.00 



Amount carried forward $11,978.39 



186 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



Amount brought forward 

Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage $187.89 

Printing and Advertising 364.10 

Carfares, Teams, etc. 75.00 

Telephone 27.35 

Abstracts of Titles 186.44 

All other 56.56 

$897.34 



Town Clerk's Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Town Clerk 200.00 
Assistant 75.00 
Elections 100.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 38.54 

Printing and Advertising 132.95 

Canvass of Births 25.00 

Dog Tags 15.25 

Administering Oaths 50.00 

Bonds 5.00 



375.00 



266.74 



Law Department 

Town Counsel Services 

Election and Registration Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Registrars 300.00 

Town Clerk 125.00 

Election Officers 1,870.00 

Janitors' Overtime at Polls 53.65 

Clerical Assistance 20.00 

Town Meeting -Checkers 20.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 22.74 
Printing and Advertising 692.23 
Carriage Hire 356.50 
Labor on Booths 73.00 
Paraphernalia 731.75 
Rent 395.00 
Electric Wiring 60.60 
Hearing on Alleged Illegal Reg- 
istration . 108.70 
Furniture 92.00 



2,388.65 



2,532.52 



Certification of Notes and Bonds 

Certification 53.00 
Advertising 86.25 



Amount carried forward 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



187 



Amount brought forward 

Engineering Department 



$22,574.89 



Salaries and Wages 
Engineer 
Assistants 
Clerical Assistance 

Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 
Chevrolet Roadster 
Automobile Expense 
Stone Bounds 
Stakes 

Furniture and Fixtures 
House Numbers 
All other 



$2,600.00 
2,955.00 
14.50 



150.59 
495.00 
342.95 
187.50 
50.00 
62.50 
32.63 
80.54 



Town Hall Department 



Salaries and Wages 
Agent and Janitor 
Assistant 

All other 
Fuel 
Light 

Janitor's Supplies 
Repairs 
Telephone 
All other 



Special 
Clerk 

Advertising 
Printing 

Furniture and Fixtures 
Stationery and Postage 



1.820.00 
2.25 



568.45 
399.50 
178.40 
214.40 
468.64 
202.59 



Town Hall Repairs 



Board of Appeals 

26.25 
13.50 
45.00 
28.00 



$5,569.50 



1.401.71 



1,822.25 



6,971.21 



2,031.98 



200.00 



125.00 



112.75 



3,854.23 



200.00 



237.75 



Summary of General Government 

Appropriation Transfer to Expend. Balance 

Legislative $450.00 $450.00 

Selectmen 3.358.00 $443.37 3.801.37 

Accounting 2.578.00 2.575.39 $2.61 

Treasury 2.253.00 1.916.01 336.99 

Cert, of Notes and Bonds 500.00 139.25 360.75 

Collector of Taxes 3.580.50 3.235.62 344.88 

Assessors 3.900.00 3.894.34 5.66 

Town Clerk 644.00 641.74 2 26 

Law 1.000.00 1.000.00 

Election and Registration 4.000.00 021.17 4.921.17 

Engineering 7.000.00 6.971.21 28.79 

Town Hall 3.770.00 84.23 3.854.23 

Town Hall Repairs 200.00 200.00 

Board of Appeals 245.00 237.75 7.25 

Total $33,478.50 $1,448.77 $33,838 OS $1,089.19 



Amount carried forward 



$34,838.08 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec 31 



Amount brought forward 

PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY 

Police Department 

Salaries and Wages 



$34,838.08 



Chief 
Captains 
Patrolmen 
Special Police 
Clerk 



.nd Care or ^arae 



Gasoline and Oil 
Tires and Tubes 
Repairs and Supplies 

~ :u:?rr.er.: ar.d Repair- 
Equipment for Men 
Department :ict:ipr::e::: 

Fuel and Lieht 
Fuel 

Light 



$2,600.00 
4,400.00 

496-28 
$32.00 



573.24 
5^3 



491.50 
773.10 



Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 

Repairs v5.-0 

Tanitor's Supplies 214.31 

A'.! ;:her " 230.76 



C : :: - r Expenses 

Printing. Stationery and ?; stage 

Telephone 

Signs 

Beacons 

All other 



218.04 
1.160.95 

-S.5-: 

99.00 
547. OS 



Sauries ar.d Wages 
r.r.gir.eers 
O'.erk :■: Er.cirteer:. 
Chief 

Deputy Chie: 

Captains 

Regulars 

Call Men 

Other Employees 



Fire Departrr.er.: 

200.00 
50.00 
2,600.00 
2.160.00 
6,300.00 
22.000.00 
2.420.00 



Motor Vehicles and Care of Same 
Gasoline and Oil 
Tires and Tabes 
.nepairs ar.d Accessaries 

Equipment ar.d Repairs 
Apparatus 

Equipment for Men 
Alarm Boxes, etc. 
All other 



1.571 54 
1.264.60 



JOS. 11 



538.47 



.923.65 



35.914.05 



5.8*1 -- 



S9i :•: 



1.031.08 



Amount carried forward 



S69.753.01 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



189 



Amount brought forward 
Fuel and Light 

Fuel 

Light 



$447.29 
322.92 



Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 

Repairs 600.75 

Furniture and Furnishings 239.12 

Laundry Work 106.69 

All other 300.92 



Other Expenses 

Stationer}'. Printing and Postage 

Telephone 

All other 



27.21 
188.85 
80.24 



$69,753.01 



$770.21 



1.247.48 



296.30 



39,827.52 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 



Salaries and Wages 

Sealer 
All other 

Stationery and Postage 

Carfares, Teams, etc. 

Advertising 



36.56 
112.00 
4.90 



400.00 



153.46 



553.46 



Moth Department 



Salaries and Wage: 
Superintendent 
Labor 



Other Expenses 

Stationery, Printing and Postage 

Telephone 

Insecticides 

Hardware and Tools 

Carfares, Teams, etc. 

Gasoline 

All other 



1,163.00 
2,540.00 



30.63 
262.61 

67.87 
391.23 

58.44 
154.58 



3.703.00 



972.91 



4,675.91 



Salaries and 
Warden 
Labor 



Tree Warden's Department 



Wage< 



Other Expenses 
Insecticides 
Hardware and Tools 
Carfares, Teams, etc. 
Trees 
Gasoline 
Petroleum Oil 
Telephone 



917.00 
1,730.00 



11.85 
225.22 
494.61 
36.45 
56.80 
25.00 
2.40 



2,647.00 



852.33 



3,499.33 



Amount carried forward 



$118,309.23 



190 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $118,309.23 

Forest Warden's Department 

Labor $20.00 20.00 

Subordinate Officials 

Dog Officer 200.00 

Constable 60.00 

Inspector of Animals 200.00 
Town Weigher 

Salary $20.00 

Fees 7.70 

27.70 



Replacing Boiler Central Fire Station 

Boiler and Fittings 849.83 
Electric Work 85.00 
Lumber and Hardware 189.96 
Cement and Sand 62.61 
Advertising 12.60 



Painting Phillips Beach Station 

Repairs 103.33 

Painting ' 223.00 

Supplies 47.60 



New Hose 

Hose 465.50 
Nozzle 15.27 



487.70 



Inspector of Buildings Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Inspector 1,000.00 
Other Expenses 

Printing 50.60 
Office Supplies 12.30 
Engineering 15.00 

77.90 

1,077.90 

Police Motorcycle Side Car 
Side Car 115.00 

Hydrant Rental 

Paid Water Department 1,000.00 

Replacing Three Fire Alarm Boxes 
Boxes 445.88 
Brackets for same 32.75 

478.63 



1.200.00 



373.93 



480.77 



New Auto for Fire Chief 

Dodge Sedan 1,050.00 1,050.00 

Amount carried forward $124,593.16 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



191 



Amount brought forward $124,593.16 
Summary of Protection of Life and Property 



Appropriation 


Transfer to 


Expend. 


Balance 


Police 


$35,698.00 


$220.50 


$35,914.93 


$3.57 


Fire 


39,600.00 


240.00 


39,827.52 


12.48 


Sealer of Wts. and Measures . . 


555.00 




553.46 


1.54 


Moth 


4,683.00 




4,675.91 


7.09 


Tree Warden 


3,500.00 




3,499.33 


.67 


Forest "Warden 


JUU.00 




20.00 


180.00 


Subordinate Officers 


490.00 




487.70 


2.30 


Inspector of Buildings 


1,100.00 




1,077.90 


22.10 


Police Side Car 


115.00 




115.00 




Hydrant Rental 


1,000.00 




1.000.00 




Replacing Fire Alarm Boxes 


480.00 




478.63 


1.37 


Replacing Boiler 


1,200.00 




1,200.00 




Painting Phillips Beach Station 


375.00 




373.93 


1.07 


New Hose 


490.00 




480.77 


9.23 


Auto for Chief 


1,050.00 




1,050.00 




Total 


$90,536.00 


$460.50 


$90,755.08 


$241.42 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 
Health Department 

General Administration 

Salaries and Wages 

Board of Health $500.00 

Agent and Clerk 2,799.25 

Stationery and Postage 101.45 

Printing and Advertising 34.75 

All other 24.90 



Quarantine 

Board and Treatment 815.00 

Medical Attendance 9.00 

Drugs and Medicine 8.52 

All other 119.00 



Inspection 

School Children 4.80 

Milk 121.73 

Slaughtering 100.00 

Plumbing 830.00 



Cleaning Beaches 

Wages, Care of Offal 416.00 
Burying Cats and Dogs 42.00 
Cleaning Beaches 567.00 
Dory and Wheelbarrow 94.50 



$3,460.35 



951.52 



Tuberculosis 

Board and Treatment 2,388.30 
Vital Statistics 

Births 348.75 
Marriages 52.00 
Deaths 102.00 

502.75 



1,056.53 

$8,359.45 



1,119.50 1,119.50 



Amount carried forward 



$134,072.11 



192 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 

Health Nurse 

Wages 

Sewer Department 



Administration 

Salaries and Wages 

Commissioners $350.00 

Clerk 260.00 



All other 
General 

Tools and Equipment 334.74 

Pipe and Fittings 24.85 

Telephone 60.57 

All other 68.51 



Service Connections 
Labor 

Pumping Station 

Engineers 5,460.00 

Power 1,565.24 

Oil and Waste 63.71 

Coal 202.30 

Water 192.84 

Gasoline 30.00 

Repairs on Buildings 145.83 



Contractors 



Particular Sewers 



Refuse 

Contractor 
Advertising 

Garbage 
Contractor 
Advertising 



Refuse and Garbage 

7,985.00 
13.65 



5,500.00 
13.65 



Health Dump 



Salaries and Wages 

Wages of Caretaker 1,560.00 
Labor, extra 10.00 



All other 

Teaming 30.00 

Gates and Locks 39.60 
Signs 4.42 
Putting Out Fire 5.00 
Rake 1.50 



Amount carried forward 



$134,072.11 

1,300.00 

$610.00 
5.50 



488.67 
122.92 



7,659.92 



7,998.65 
5,513.65 

1,570.00 



80.52 
1,650.52 

$160,132.07 



8,887.01 
710.13 

13,512.30 



1928] ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 

Amount brought forward 



Salaries and Wages 

Dentists 
All other 

Supplies 

Furniture and Fixtures 

Laundry 

Printing 



Salaries and Wages 

Labor 
All other 

Teaming 

Contractor 

Materials 



Contractor 

Water 

Advertising 



Contractor 



Contractor 

Advertising 

Water 

Extra Inspection 



Contractor 



Contractor 
Advertising 



Contractor 



Dental Clinic 

$760.00 

89.09 
55.84 
25.52 
25.28 



Brooks 



10.50 
782.56 
159.70 



Walker Road Sewer 

1.187.75 
96.15 
8.07 



Fuller Avenue Sewer 



Franklin Avenue Sewer 

1,900.00 
15.20 
21.25 

6.30 



Atlantic Road Sewer 



King's Brook Culvert 

679.10 
20.90 



1 93 



$160,132.07 



$760.00 



195.73 



22.50 



952.76 



1,291.97 



1,942.75 



700.00 



Eastern Intercepting Sewer 



955.73 



975.26 



1,291.97 
800.00 



1,942.75 

186.60 

700.00 
2,500.00 



Amount carried forward 



$169,484.38 



104 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $169,484.38 
Summary of Health and Sanitation 





Appropriation 


Expenditures 


Dn Ion c o 
x3d.La.IlLc 


Health 


$0,000.00 




$506.55 






1,119.50 


zoo.uO 






l.oOO.OO 


50.00 




A rvA a (~\r\ 


Q 007 m 
O, OO7.01 


112.99 




1 AA/l An 


710.13 


oco 0*7 
Joy.o7 






lo,olJ.«>0 


12.70 




i Trvrt AA 


1,650.52 


49.48 


Dental Clinic 


1.200.00 


955.73 


244.27 


Brooks 


. . . 1.500.00 


975.26 


524.74 


Walker Road Sewer 


2,500.00 


1.291.97 


1,208.03 




2,000.00 


1.942.75 


57.25 


Fuller Avenue Sewer 


800.00 


800.00 




Eastern Intercepting Sewer 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 




King's Brook Culvert 


700.00 


700.00 




Atlantic Road Sewer 


400.00 


186.60 


213.40 



Total $48,417.00 $44,891.22 $3,525.78 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 
Highway Department 

Administration 

Salary of Surveyor $2,600.00 
Salary of Clerk 200.00 
Telephone 40.00 

$2,840.00 2,840.00 



General 

Labor 23,918.50 

Teaming 7,072.50 

Broken Stone, Gravel, etc. 204.00 

Equipment and Repairs 416.50 

Hay, Grain and Straw 2,529.02 

Veterinary 99.00 

Blacksmithing 447.28 

All other 408.50 



Motor Vehicles 

Gasoline and Oil 477.04 

Accessories 18.57 

Repairs 191.86 



Other Expenses 

Building Repairs 35.27 

Kerosene Oil 112.50 

Telephone 46.73 

Fuel 223.27 

Light 46.01 



Snow and Ice 

Labor 2,092.50 

Teams 944.00 

Outside Contractors 308.25 

Pung 75.00 

Tools 37.50 

All other 172.12 



35,095.30 



687.47 



463.78 

36,246.55 



3,629.37 3,629.37 



Amount carried forward $212,200.30 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



195 



Amount brought forward 



Arcs 

Incandescents 
White Way 



$212,200.30 



Lighting Streets 

$6,319.23 
12,572.47 
2,190.00 



Spot Lights 
Traffic Signals 



Salaries and Wages 
Paver 
Labor 

Other Expenses 
Castings 
Cement 
Pipe 



Salaries and Wages 

Labor 
Other Expenses 

Materials 

Blasting 

Advertising 

Tar Concrete, New 

Tar Concrete, Skim 



Street Construction 

735.00 
1,585.00 



67.53 
44.30 
14.70 



Sidewalks and Curbing 



662.71 
109.60 
12.60 
1,028.20 
42.45 



$21,081.70 
10.24 
1,379.01 



2,320.00 



126.53 



1,617.00 



Balance on Contract 
Signs 

Stone Dust 
y 2 inch Stone 
Ya inch Stone 

1 inch Stone 

2 inch Stone 
Loam 

Sand 



Taric 
Tarvia 



Magnolia Road 
Street and Traffic Signs 

Crushed Stone and Gravel 

275.33 
1.612.23 
1,271.12 
92.71 
60.19 
5.88 
528.67 



Seal Coating 

324.04 
3,589.50 



Water 
Teams 
Labor 
Water 



Street Watering and Oiling 

632.50 
90.00 
103.28 



1,855.56 



399.59 



3.846.13 



3,913.54 



825.78 



22,470.95 



2,446.53 



3,472.56 
145.80 
399.59 



3,846.13 



3,913.54 



Amount carried forward 



$248,895.40 



196 



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[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 
Oil 

Labor 

Sand 

Oil 

Other Expenses 
Advertising 



$248,895.40 



$480.99 
386.34 
2,254.23 



Labor 
Teaming 



Architect 



Resurfacing Millett Road 



Highway Stable 



Mapledale Place Drain 

Contractor 

Castings and Catch Basin Stones 
Advertising 

Water Department. Labor and Material 



$3,120.57 
15.20 



1,525.00 
365.00 



100.00 



1,058.58 
71.98 
23.10 
46.34 



Atlantic Avenue Seal Coating 



Labor 
Asphalt 



Contractor 



Labor 
Teams 



Contractor 
Labor 



Contractor 

Engineering 

Advertising 



Contractor 
Engineering 
Advertising 
Road Oil 



275.00 
597.00 



Foster Road 
Hillcrest Circle 

Oceanview Road 
Banks Circle 
Lodge Road 

Bates Road 



1.100.00 



600.00 
300.00 



400.00 
400.00 



1.381.20 
12.50 
6.30 



1,893.80 
12.50 
6.30 
58.20 



3,961.55 

1,890.00 
100.00 



1,200.00 

872.00 
1,100.00 

900.00 
400.00 
400.00 

1,400.00 



1,970.80 



Amount carried forward 



$263,089.75 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



197 



Amount brought forward 



$263,08975 



Contractor 
Advertising 



Contractor 
Road Oil 
Advertising 



Kensington Lane and Northern Avenue 

$1,261.40 1,261.40 



$1,250.00 
11.40 



Norfolk Avenue 

5.666.74 
1,590.00 
14.70 



Blaney Street Widening 

Award of Land Damages 

Continuous Sidewalks 



Salaries and Wages 

Labor 
Other Expenses 

Contractor 

Curbstone 

Advertising 

Printing 



2,969.07 
1.493.57 
16.80 
5.75 



7,271.44 



,271.44 
105.00 



505.00 



4.485.19 



4,990.19 



$160.65 
410.98 



Balance from 
Previous year 
Highway Administration 
Highway 
Snow and Ice 
Lighting Streets 
Street Construction 
Sidewalks and Curbing 
Magnolia Road 
Street & Traffic Signs 
Crushed Stone and Gravel 
Seal Coating 
St. Watering and Oiling 
Resurfacing Millett Road 
Highway Stable 
Mapledale Place Drain 
Atlantic Ave. Seal Coating 
Foster Road 
Bitterest Circle 
Oceanview Road 
Ranks Circle 
Lodge Road 
Bates Road 
Kensington Lan 
Norfolk Avenue 
Blaney Street Widening 
Continuous Sidewalks 



Summary of Highways and Bridges 

A.pprop 



& Northern Av< 



Trans 
fer to 
§2,840.00 
37.000.00 $102 
4.000.00 
23.500.00 
2.500.00 
3.500.00 



Trans, 
fer from 



4.000 
4.000. 
4.000 
2.000. 
10.000 
1,200 
1.100. 
1.200 
900 
400 
400 
1.400. 
2.000 
1.500 
9.452 
105 
5.000. 



S9.90M.iHi 



47.S3 



Expend. 


Balance 


82,840.00 




36.246.55 


$855.95 


3.629.37 


370.63 


22.470.95 




2.446.53 


53.47 


3.472.56 


27.44 


145.80 


14.85 


399.59 


11.39 


3.846.13 


153.87 


3.913.54 


86.46 


3.961.55 


38.45 


1.890.00 


110.00 


100.00 




1.200.00 




872.00 


228.00 


1.100.00 


100.00 


900.00 




400.00 




400.00 




1.400.00 




1.970.80 


29.20 


1.261.40 


238.60 


7.271.44 


2.228.5(5 


105.00 




4.990.19 


9.81 



Total 



$571.63 $121,997.17 $150.33 $9,900.00 $107,233.40 $5,585.73 



Amount carried forward 



$276,717.78 



198 



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[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $276,717.78 

CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 
Public Welfare 

General Administration 

Salary and Wages $500.00 
Printing, Stationery and Postage 13.79 
All other 58.54 



$572.33 



Outside Relief by Town 

Groceries and Provisions 1,006.61 

Coal and Wood 212.06 

Board and Care 90.00 

Medicine and Medical Attendance 288.75 

State Institutions 393.90 

Cash Aid 1,976.00 

3,967.32 

Relief by Other Cities 3,546.01 

Mothers' Aid 556.00 

Other Expenses 

Shoe Repairs 49.30 

Rent 769.61 

Burial Allowance 80.00 



898.91 



Soldiers' Relief 

General Administration 75.00 

Cash Aid 4,580.00 

Groceries and Provisions 243.00 

All other 101.80 



9,540.57 



4,999.80 4,999.80 



State Aid 

State Aid 432.00 
Soldiers' Burials 51.00 

483.00 483.00 

Military Aid 

Military Aid 400.00 
Investigations 16.00 

416.00 416.00 

Pensions 

School 924.96 
Police 2,199.96 
Fire 300.00 
Highway 2,254.11 

5,679.03 5,679.03 

Burnett Fund 

Burnett Fund 1,144.00 1,144.00 

Summary of Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 

Approp. Transfer to Expend. Balance 

Public Welfare $8,550.00 $990.57 $9,540.57 

Soldiers' Relief 5.000.00 4.999.80 $ .20 

State Aid 500.00 483.00 17.00 

Military Aid 700.00 416.00 284.00 

Pensions 5,679.11 5,679.03 .08 

Burnett Fund 3,300.00 1,144.00 2,156.00 

Total $23,729.11 $990.57 $22,262.40 $2,457.28 



Amount carried forward $298,980.18 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



199 



Amount brought forward 

SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES 
Schools 

General 

Salary of Secretary of 

School Committee $50.00 

Salary of Superintendent 4,300.00 

Secretary to Superintendent 1,250.00 

Truant Officer 150.00 

Printing, Stationery and Postage 335.37 

Telephone 456.45 

Traveling Expenses 369.64 

School Census 50.00 

Substitutes 857.64 

All other 103.93 



$298,980.18 



Teachers' Salaries 
High 

Elementary 
Junior High 
Supervisors 

Text Books and Supplies 
High 

Text and Reference 

Books $1,885.39 
All other 2,191.38 



32,890.00 
41,023.50 
34,201.60 
7,205.00 



Elementary 

Text and Reference 

Books 1,429.52 

All other 2,084.88 



Domestic Science 
Manual Training 
Tuition 

Continuation School 

Trade Schools 

Evening School 

Shoe School 

Transportation of Pupils 
Support of Truants 
Janitors' Services 
High 

Elementary 
Junior High 

Fuel and Light 
High 

Elementary 
Junior High 



4,076.77 



3,514.40 



92.92 
63.03 
95.41 
198.25 



2,074.00 
3,684.50 
3,047.12 



1,402.17 
2,644.91 
2,667.38 



Maintenance Buildings and Grounds 
High 

Repairs 748.60 
Janitors' Supplies 38.62 
All other 629.16 



$7,923.03 



115,320.10 



7,591.17 
285.11 
1,532.13 



449.61 
1,050.00 
104.00 



8,805.62 



6,714.46 



1,416.38 



Amount carried forward 



$298,980.18 



200 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $298,980.18 
Elementary 



Repairs 508.17 
Janitors' Supplies 316.39 
All other 373.73 



1,198.29 



Furniture and Furnishings 

High $183.53 

Elementary 685.12 

Office 131.00 



Other Expenses 

Diplomas and Graduation 

Exercises 139.80 

Miscellaneous Printing 4.95 

Medical Inspection 500.00 

Field Dav 30.79 

Athletic Supplies 1,262.96 

Medical Services 73.85 

All other 72.32 



School Repairs 

Specifications 25.00 
Advertising 13.30 
Contractor 2,596.70 



Library 

Salaries and Wages 

Librarian 1,500.00 
Assistants 1,466.08 
Janitor 1,336.00 



Hooks, Periodicals, etc, 

Books 937.75 

Periodicals 2.00 

Newspapers 22.31 



Fuel 178.38 
Light 332.27 



Buildings 

Repairs 18.30 

Furniture and Furnishings 7.90 

Janitors' Supplies 68.55 

All other 14.60 



Other Expenses 

Stationery, Printing and 

Advertising 128.20 

Telephone 56.74 

All other 36.01 



2,614.67 



$999.65 



2,084.67 

155,474.22 



2,635.00 2,635.00 



4,302.08 



962.06 



Binding Books 364.35 
Fuel and Light 



510.65 



109.35 



220.95 

6,469.44 



Amount carried forward 



$463,558.84 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANTS REPORT 



201 



Amount brought forward 



Books 
All other 



Magazines 



Books 
Magazines 



Joanna Morse Fund 

$177.30 
2.00 



$179.30 



Ellen R. Whittle Fund 



Mary L. Thomson Fund 

15.52 
49.60 



65.12 



$463,558.84 

179.30 
107.97 

65.12 



Summary of Schools and Libraries 



Balance from 
Previous year 



ftchqpl 

School Repairs 
Library 

Joanna Morse Fund 
Mary L. Thomson Fund 
Ellen R. Whittle Fund 
Hastings Land Taking 



Approp. 
$155,480.00 

2,635.00 
6.300.00 



$90.01 
63.27 
6.72 



Trans- 
fer m 



$170.00 
263.03 
50.63 
101.25 
10,000.00 



Expend. 
$155,474.22 
2,735.00 
(5,469.44 
179.30 
65.12 
107.97 



Balance 
$5.7* 

.50 
179.77 
48.78 

10,000.00 



Total 



$166.03 $164,415.00 $10,584.91 iSl 64.931.05 $10,234.89 



RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 



Parks 



Administration 
Secretary 
Telephone 

General Expense 
Labor 
Materials 
Tools 
Trucking 
Trees 
All other 

Rlaney Beach 
Superintendent 
Repairs on Buildings 
Labor 
Water 
All other 

Abbott Park 
Labor 
All other 

Jackson Park 
Labor 
Trucking 
Repairs 

Flags and Flag Pole 



100.00 

28.89 



1,172.50 
402.58 
77.89 
348.50 
7.20 
113.67 



128.89 



2,122.34 



1,045.00 
118.32 
132.20 
111.95 
451.16 



167.50 
122.38 



1,177.50 
4.00 
57.75 
55.77 



1 ,858.63 



289.88 



1,295.02 



Amount carried forward 



$463,911.23 



202 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount broimln forward $463,911.23 
Phillips Park 

Labor $1,055.00 

All other 442.09 

$1,497.09 

Monument Lot 

Care of Flag 10.00 
Monument Avenue 

Labor 665.00 



Plants 100.00 
Water 13.74 



778.74 



Unpaid Bills 

Poor Department 923.68 
Town Hall 100.00 



125.00 

Jos. L. Stevens Post 1240, V. F. W. 

Music 75.00 75.00 



Firemen's Memorial Sunday 

Markers 12.50 

Flags 3.75 

Band 121.00 

Plants and Flowers 43.90 

Clergyman 5.00 

Miscellaneous 9.96 



Heat and Light, G. A. R. Hall 

Janitor $77.00 

Light 31.43 

Fuel 179.70 

Repairs 113.27 



Printing Town Reports 

Printing 752.00 

Distribution 146.00 

Editing 100.00 

Advertising 11.55 



7,980.59 



1,023.68 1,023.68 



Trust Fund Custodian's Bond 
Premium 40.00 

District Nurse 

Swampscott Visiting Nurse Assoc. 300.00 

Memorial Day 

Gen. James L. Bates Post 118, G. A. R. 300.00 
Leon E. Abbott Post 57, A. L. 

Music 110.00 

Bus 15.00 



500.00 



196.11 



501.40 



1,009.55 

Amount carried forward S475. 462.56 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



203 



Amount brought forward 



$475,462.56 



Legion Lease 



Legion Lease 



950.00 



Insurance 



Premiums 



2,993.25 



Fourth of July 



Prizes 
Music 
Ice Cream 
Fireworks 
Flags 

Truck and Express 
Light 

Setting Up Bandstand 
All other 



77.99 
330.00 
70.56 
200.00 
40.00 
15.00 
16.00 
24.80 
11.45 



785.80 785.80 



Heat and Light, V. F. W. Hall 



Fuel 

Light 

Janitor 



48.05 
23.03 
120.00 



191.08 



191.08 



Blasting Investigation Committee 



Counsel 
Stenographer 



100.00 
25.00 



125.00 



125.00 



Awards and Executions 



Claims 

Medical Services 
Photos 



318.94 
5.00 
30.00 



353.94 



353.94 



Summary of Recreation and Unclassified 



Approp. 

Parks $8,000.00 

Heat and Light, V. F. W. 200.00 

Heat and Light, G. A. R. 625.00 

Printing Town Reports 1,009.55 

Trust Fund Custodian's Bond 40.00 

Reserve Fund 5,000.00 

Memorial Day 500.00 

Firemen's Memorial Sunday 200.00 

District Nurse 300.00 

Legion Lease 950.00 

Insurance 2,993.25 

Unpaid Bills 1,023.68 

Awards and Executions 500.00 

Blasting Committee 125.00 

Fourth of July 1,000.00 

Total $22,466.48 



Transfer 
From 



$2,983.77 



Expend. 
$7,980.59 
191.08 
501.40 
1.009.55 
40.00 

500.00 
196.11 
300.00 
950.00 
2,993.25 
1,023.68 
353.94 
125.00 
785.80 



Balance 
$19.41 
8,92 
123.60 



2,016.23 
3.89 



146.06 
214.20 



.77 $16,950.40 $2,532.31 



Amount carried forward 



$480,861.63 



204 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 

ENTERPRISES 
Water 

Administration 

Commissioners $350.00 
Stationery and Postage 11.25 
Printing and Advertising 205.48 
Telephone 85.24 
All other 129.70 



Loans and Interest 

Loans 9,630.00 
Interest 8,530.00 



Metropolitan Water Assessment 

Loan Sinking Fund 987.25 

Interest on Same 9,539.46 

Cost of Maintenance 7,129.40 

Serial Bonds 847.24 

Brookline Credit 600.86 

Improvements, etc. 1,794.92 



General 

Pipe and Fittings 3,228.22 

Meters and Fittings 1,647.96 

Motor Vehicles Maintenance 507.22 

Freight and Express 31.34 

Fuel and Light 167.64 

Tools and Hardware 383.89 

Materials 59.95 

Painting Standpipe 785.68 



Service Connections 

Contractor 
Extensions 

Contractors 
Labor 

Relaying 1,464.16 

Meters 2,252.00 

Maintenance 6,562.99 

Services 2,793.76 

Extensions 249.61 



Cemetery 

Salaries and Wages 



Superintendent 1,820.00 
Labor 2.053.13 



Other Expenses 

Loam 42.75 

Shrubs 100.00 

Tools 133.90 

Water 128.97 

Telephone 29.33 

Fuel and Light 29.14 

All other 78.70 



Amount carried forward 



$480,861.63 



$781.67 



18,160.00 



20,899.13 



6,811.90 
185.50 
797.90 



13.322.52 

60,958.62 



3.873.13 



542.79 

4.415.92 



$546,236.17 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



205 



Amount brought forward 



Contractor 



Cemetery Grading 



$546,236.17 
198.53 



Shrubs 



Cemetery Shrubs 



200.00 



Water 
Cemetery 

Land for Cenietery 
Cemetery Grading 
Cemetery Shrubs 

Total 



Summary of Enterprises 

Balance from Trans- 
Previous Year Approp. fer T«» Expend. Balance 
.<«.638.9*2 $75,594.64 $00,959.62 $21,274.94 
4.300.00 4.415.92 84.08 
491.23 491.2a 
198.53 198.53 
200.00 200.00 



$7,328.70 $4,700.00 .<75.394 ' 4 .<05.773.07 $21,850. 



Contractor 
Castings 
Materials 
Damages 



NON-REVENUE 
Emergency Sewer 



106.08 
350.46 
17.49 
287.28 



761.31 



Contractor 



Franklin Avenue Sewer 



2.648.'.4 



Contractor 
Advertising 



Fuller Avenue Sewer 



2.585.95 
8.08 



2,594.03 



Contractor 
Advertising 
Lumber 
All other 



Eastern Intercepting Sewer 



S10.443.09 
22.05 
10.20 
15.60 



10,490'M 



Contractor 



King's Brook Culvert 



2.800.01 ) 



Summary of Non-Revenue 

Trau-s- 



Rediugtou St. School 
Emergency Water 
Emergency Sewer 
Humphrey St. Resurfacing 
Continuous Sidewalks 
Foster Rd. Water Main 
Barnstable St. Water Main 
Investigation Com. 
Franklin Ave. Sewer 
Fuller Ave. Sewer 
Eastern Intercepting Sewer 
King's Brook Culvert 

Total 



Amount carried forward 



Balance from 
Previous Year 
$801.90 
1.291.82 
3.523.58 
47.83 
4,500.00 
3.000.00 
1.291.82 
1.000.00 



Approp. fer from Expend. 



S.500.00 
3,200.00 
10.500.00 
2^00.00 



2.500.00 
47.83 
4.500.00 

1.291.82 
1.000.00 



761.31 



2.648.04 
2.594.03 
10.490.94 
2.800.00 



Balance 
$801.90 

1.291.82 
262.27 



3.CHM1 .Oil 



5.851. 30 
605.97 
9.06 



$15,456.95 $25,000.00 $9,339.65 $19,294.92 $11,822.38 



$565,929.6 



20f. 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 

Interest, Maturing 

Interest 

Loans in Anticipation of 

Revenue 
General Debt 
Sewer Loans 
T. B. Hospital Notes 

Debt 

General Debt Maturing 
Sewer Bonds Maturing 
T. B. Hospital Notes Maturing 
Loans in Anticipation of Revenue 
Water Sinking Fund 

Agency 
State Tax 
County Tax 

T. B. Hospital Assessment 
Metropolitan Park Tax 
Charles River Basin Tax 
State Auditing Tax 
State Highway Tax 
Metropolitan Planning Div. Tax 
Veterans' Exemption 

Refunds 

Corp. Tax P. S., 1924 
Corp. Tax P. S., 1925 
National Bank Tax. 1923 
National Bank Tax. 1926 
Trust Co. Tax, 1927 
Overlav. 1927 
Overlay. 1928 
Palleschi Propertv 
Petty Cash 

Trust Funds 

Phillips Medal Fund 
Cemetery Lots 

Overpayments Later Reimbursed 
Soldiers' Relief Checks Cancelled 
Highway Truck Registration 



$565,929.62 



Debt and Agency 



$8,764.76 
13,528.00 
6,737.25 
2,120.00 



37,200.00 
15,850.00 
4,000.00 
350,000.00 
150,000.00 



28.475.00 
39,934.48 
4.049.70 
15.714.24 
2.409.31 
797.89 
745.50 
152.64 
51.43 



86.55 
141.44 
34.29 
.88 
58.80 
9.36 
151.76 
6.00 
10.00 



40.12 
5.646.00 



45.00 
4.00 



Total Expenditures 

TRANSFERS 

From Reserve Fund to Highway 
From Emergency Sewer to Walker Road 
Sewer 

From Excess and Deficiency to Motorcycle 

Side Car, Police 
From Excess and Deficiency to Hydrant 

Rental 

From Excess and Deficiency to Replacing 3 
Fire Alarm Boxes 



$31,150.01 31.150.01 



557,050.00 557,050.00 



92,330.19 92,330.19 



499.08 



499.08 



5,686.12 5,686.12 



49.00 



49.00 



$1,252,694.02 



$102.50 
2,500.00 

115.00 
1.000.00 

480.00 



Amount carried forward 



$4,197.50 



1928] 



ACCOUNTANT S REPORT 



207 



Amount brought forward 

From Excess and Deficiency to Replacing 
Boiler, Central Fire Station 

From Excess and Deficiency to Painting Phil- 
lips Beach Fire Station 

From Excess and Deficiency to New Hose 

From Excess and Deficiency to New Auto for 
Fire Chief 

From Excess and Deficiency to Resurfacing 

Millett Road 
From Excess and Deficiency to Highway 

Stable 

From Excess and Deficiency to Cemetery 
Shrubs 

From Excess and Deficiency to Unpaid Bills 
From Excess and Deficiency to Overlay, 1925 
From Excess and Deficiency to Overlay, 1926 
From Excess and Deficiency to Awards and 
Executions 

From Excess and Deficiency to Blasting Com- 
mittee 

From Excess and Deficiency to Mapledale 
Place Drain 

From Excess and Deficiency to Atlantic Ave- 
nue Seal Coating 

From Excess and Deficiency to Foster Road 

From Excess and Deficiencv to Hillcrest Cir- 
cle 

From Excess and Deficiency to Oceanview 
Road 

From Excess and Deficiency to Banks Circle 
From Excess and Deficiency to Lodge Road 
From Excess and Deficiency to Bates Road 
From Excess and Deficiency to Kensington 

Lane and Northern Avenue 
From Excess and Deficiency to Norfolk Ave- 
nue 

From Excess and Deficiency to Blaney St. 
Widening 

From Excess and Deficiency to Fourth of 
July 

From Excess and Deficiency to Continuous 
Sidewalks 

From Excess and Deficiency to School Re- 
pairs 

From Humphrey Street Resurfacing to Nor- 
folk Avenue 

From Barnstable St. Water Main to Emer- 
gency Water 

From Burnett Fund to Pensions 

From Excess and Deficiency to Atlantic 
Road Sewer 

From Highway Stable to Excess and Defi- 
ciency 

From Reserve Fund to Selectmen 
From Excess and Deficiency to Hastings Lot 
Taking 

From Reserve Fund to Selectmen 
From Reserve Fund to State and County 
Taxes 

From Reserve Fund to Police 



$4,197.50 

$1,200.00 

375.00 
490.00 

1,050.00 

2,000.00 

10,000.00 

200.00 
1.023.68 
22.93 • 
251.66 

500.00 

125.00 

1,200.00 

1,100.00 
1,200.00 

900.00 

400.00 

400.00 
1.400.00 
2,000.00 

1,500.00 

9,452.17 

105.00 

1,000.00 

5,000.00 

2,635.00 

47.83 

1.291.82 
308.00 

400.00 

9,900.00 
173.37 

10,000.00 
270.00 

51.43 
220.50 



Amount carried forward 



$72,390.89 



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Amount brought forward $72,390.89 
From Reserve Fund to Library SI 70.00 
From Reserve Fund to Public Welfare 990.57 
From Reserve Fund to Election and Regis- 
tration 921.17 
From Reserve Fund to Town Hall 84.23 

$74,556.86 



TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 

Balance Sheet, December 31, 1928 

Cash $116,450.55 
Petty Cash 100.00 

Uncollected Taxes 1927 Poll $44.00 

Uncollected Taxes 1927 Personal 902.72 

Uncollected Taxes 1928 Real Estate 1,224.97 



Uncollected Taxes 1928 Poll 92.00 
Uncollected Taxes 1928 Personal 2,518.43 
Uncollected Taxes 1928 Real Estate 81,114.93 



Uncollected Moth 1927 8.25 
Uncollected Moth 1928 315.00 



Uncollected Unapportioned Sidewalks 1,095.38 
Uncollected 1927 Sidewalks 88.40 
Uncollected 1928 Sidewalks 718.18 



Uncollected Unapportioned Sewers 792.22 
Uncollected 1928 Sewers 235.46 



Property Taken by Town for Taxes 255.35 
Tax Titles 1.988.42 



Water Accounts Receivable 1928 10,025.78 
Water Service s 1,354.27 
Water Interest 309.64 
Water Rent 40.00 



2,171.69 

83.725.36 
323.25 

1,901.96 
1,027.68 
2,2^3.77 

11,729.69 



Departmental Accounts Receivable, Health 1,918.96 

Departmental Accounts Receivable, School 225.00 

Departmental Accounts Receivable, Public 
Welfare 1.968.19 

Departmental Accounts Receivable, Cem- 
etery 65.00 

4,177.15 

Overlay 1920 96.58 
Loans Authorized 3,000.00 



$226,947.68 



Debt 

Net Bonded Debt 585,650.00 

Trust Funds 

Securities and Cash 26,996.96 
Securities, Income and Interest 5,919.13 



32,916.09 

Sidewalks and Sewers Apportioned but Not Due 3,635.61 



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TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 

Balance Sheet, December 31, 1928 
Accounts Current 

Water Rates 1927 Overpayment $3.52 

Excess and Deficiency 53,028.65 
Revenue 

Water Revenue $11,726.17 

Moth Revenue 323.25 

Sidewalk Revenue 1,901.96 

Sewer Revenue 1,027.68 

Tax Title Revenue 2,243.77 

Departmental Accounts Receivable Revenue 4,177.15 

Overlay 1927 2.161.46 

Overlay 1928 3,948.60 

Loans in Anticipation of Revenue 100,000.00 

Foster Road 100.00 

Kensington Lane and Northern Avenue 238.60 

Burnett Fund 2,156.00 

Joanna Morse Library Fund, Income 179.77 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund, Income 48.78 

Hastings Land Taking 10.000.00 

Water 21,274.94 

Land for Cemetery 491.25 

General Debt Maturing 93.75 

162,093.13 



Non-Revenue 

Redington Street School 801.90 

Emergency Water 1,291.82 

Emergency Sewer 262.27 

Foster Road Water Main 3,000.00 

Franklin Avenue Sewer 5,851.36 

Fuller Avenue Sewer 605.97 

Eastern Intercepting Sewer 9.06 



Debt 

Permanent Improvement Notes $259,600.00 

Sewer Bonds Serial 187,550.00 

Water Bonds Serial 87,500.00 

Tuberculosis Hospital Serial Loan 51,000.00 



Trust Funds 

Ellen R. Whittle Library Fupd $2,000.00 

Joanna Morse Library Fund 5,196.00 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund 1,000.00 

Phillips Medal Fund 1,000.00 

Cemetery Lots Fund 13,898.96 

Municipal Insurance Fund 3,902.00 



11,822.38 
$226,947.68 



$585,650.00 



Phillips Medal Fund, Income 1,291.37 
Municipal Insurance Fund, Income 2,133.45 
Cemetery Lots Fund, Income 2,494.31 



Apportioned 

Sidewalks $1,548.03 
Sewers 2,087.58 



$26,996.96 

5,919.13 
$32,916.09 

$3,635.61 



No bills incurred during the year are reported as unpaid. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HORACE R. PARKER, 

Town Accountant. 



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Board of Selectmen 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

The Board of Selectmen for 1928 submits herewith its annual 
report, together with the reports of all other Boards and Officers and 
Committees required to submit annual reports, either by law or cus- 
tom, or which would assist the town in making judgment concerning 
questions of future development of the town. 

In submitting this report the board feels that its first duty is to 
compile one that will be worthy of consideration — one that will record 
any historical event or happening in a way that it may be referred to 
conveniently and easily in the years to come, thus being of benefit to 
future generations. Such a report, in our minds, is neither an extrava- 
gance or a waste of the town's money. 

Representative Town Meetings 

This year marked the establishment of the new form of repre- 
sentative town meetings. In 1927, the town voted to submit to the 
Legislature a bill authorizing Swampscott to adopt this form of gov- 
ernment which had already proved successful elsewhere. With minor 
perfecting changes this bill was adopted and approved as Chapter 300 
of the Acts of 1927. submitted to the voters at a special town meeting, 
who voted favorably by ballot to accept the same. As a consequence 
the town was divided by the Selectmen into eight precincts, each having 
18 representatives. 

At the annual meeting in 1928. therefore. 144 representative town 
meeting members were elected and the first meeting for the consid- 
eration of business by these representatives was held on Monday, 
February 27. The selection of representatives was a credit to the town, 
especially as it brought to the consideration of town affairs many men 
and women who had hitherto left such determination to those who had 
a more or less personal interest in the decision, who now have a privi- 
lege of speaking upon a question but no power to vote, but whose rights 
are safeguarded through referendum action by the entire voting popula- 
tion on appeal. The result has been a business rather than a personal 
consideration of every question. There have been so many inquiries 
regarding the chapter establishing this form of government that we are 
publishing the same as an appendix to this report. 

Safety Campaign 

In response to the national and state wide agitation for a safety 
campaign, the Board appointed a Safety Council, consisting of the 
Chief of Police, Chief of the Fire Department and three citizens, which 
has brought forth many new ideas tending toward greater safety for the 
children in an educational way. In these matters Chief Walter F. 
Reeves and Chief James Warnock have been especially active and in- 
terested. This safety campaign is one which should be carried out 
intensively during the coming years, because of the constantly increasing 
motor traffic on our highways. The board has noted with interest how 
carefully the children observe the traffic lights in crossing our main 
thoroughfare and commend to their parents and all adult members of 
the community a similar observance of the signals whose sole reason 
for existence is for their protection. 



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Codification of By-Laws 
Many times it has been brought to our attention that there are 
mistakes and ambiguities in our present code of By-Laws. Since the 
last codification there have been many changes and additions to the 
By-Laws, and there will be others in the year that is ahead of us and 
which will come up at the annual town meeting. We recommend that 
a committee be appointed to make a recodification during the coming 
year. 

Contracts 

Contracts approved by the board during the year have been care- 
fully considered, as have also all bonds covering the same. A standard 
form of bond drawn up by the Town Counsel has been printed and 
will hereafter be required as a part of every contract or wherever a 
bond is required. In all cases awards have been made to the lowest 
reliable bidder and careful inspection made to see that the town has 
received its just due. 

Tercentenary Observance 

It seems quite fitting that the town should take some notice of 
the tercentenary celebrations to be held during the year 1929. Al- 
though Swampscott as a town is but 75 years old, as part of the 
ancient grant, which included Saugus. Lynn and Nahant. it had its own 
particular traditions and there were settlers here who helped make 
history for the community. Lewis' and Xewhall's History of Lynn 
states that: "The first white men known to have been inhabitants of 
Lynn were Edmund Ingalls and his brother, Francis Ingalls." "Francis 
Ingalls was born in England in 1601. He was a tanner and lived at 
Swampscott. He built a tannery on Humfrey s brook, where it is 
crossed by a stone bridge in Burrill street. I saw the vats before they 
were taken up in 1825. This was the first tannery in New England." 
In view of this we believe that the town should not let the tercentenary 
go unnoticed. 

Town Hall 

The present town hall, built in 1865 and added to in 1903, has 
abundantly served its purpose during the years that have passed, but 
the time has now come when it is much overcrowded. It lacks proper 
and safe storage place and proper rooms for committee meetings and 
hearings. Valuable records which could not be replaced are endan- 
gered, plans of untold value are wholly unprotected, because of the 
short sightedness of those who should be the first to heed the appeals 
of town officials for greater vault protection. To avoid the present 
connections more vault space and more rooms should be added to pro- 
vide for the rapidly growing business needs of the town. In this con- 
nection it might be well to call to the attention of the voters that the 
total receipts of the town during the rear 1928 were $1,369,144.57, and 
the total expenditures SI. 252.694.02. 

Honor Rolls 

The town has in its possession a number of Swampscott Honor 
Rolls, the book which gives the record of the Swampscott boys who 
served in the World War. The Board feels that these books should 
no longer be allowed to lie in the vaults when they might be appre- 
ciated by someone. It has notified the American Legion and the Vet- 
erans of Foreign Wars, the Library and the School Department that 
these books can be obtained at its office in Town Hal! by those who 
desire them. After March first they will be given without charge to 
any others who desire them. 



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[Dec. 31 



Eastman Avenue 

During the year it was suggested by Robert B. Hegarty, one of 
the representative town meeting members, that the name of Belmont 
avenue, which had no particular significance as to the choice of name, 
be changed to Eastman avenue, in honor of Harry W. Eastman, who 
gave his life for his country in France, and who in his boyhood days 
resided there. The suggestion was followed by the filing of a petition 
signed by practically ever}' owner of property on the street, and after 
clue notice and hearing the Board adopted unanimously the following 
resolution: 

Resolution Relative to Eastman Avenue 

Whereas, There has been presented to the Board of Selectmen a 
petition signed by Robert B. Hegarty and many residents of Belmont 
avenue and other interested citizens of Swampscott, praying that the 
name of Belmont avenue be changed to Eastman avenue, 

And Whereas, such change would honor the memory of Harry W. 
Eastman, who for many } r ears was a resident of Belmont avenue, volun- 
teered his services to his country in its time of need, and gave his life 
in its service, 

And Whereas, a public hearing has been held by the Board of 
Selectmen, of the Town of Swampscott, as required by law, of which 
every owner of property upon the street was duly notified, 

And Whereas, at said public hearing no voice was raised in oppo- 
sition, but many spoke words in favor of the proposed change, 

Xow Therefore, the Board of Selectmen, by virtue of the authority 
vested in it by the laws of the Commonwealth, does hereby unanimously 
declare that, on and after Monday. November 12, 1928, at eleven o'clock 
in the forenoon, the name of Belmont avenue shall be changed to 
Eastman avenue and the thoroughfare shall hereafter be known as 
Eastman avenue. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the 
records of the Board of Selectmen, that a copy be presented to the 
father of Harry W. Eastman and a copy be hung in a conspicuous 
and public place as an evidence of the regard of the town for all those 
who served in its behalf. 

Given under our hands and the seal of the Town of Swampscott 
this ninth day of November, A. D. 1928. 

The Dedication 

Arrangements for the dedication on x\rmistice Day were placed 
in the hands of the Secretary of the Board and were carried out under 
his direction. Town Clerk Ralph D. Merritt was appointed Chief Mar- 
shal of the parade, with Harry E. Cahoon Chief of Staff. The roster 
of the parade was as follows: 

Platoon of Police, under Chief Reeves 
Chief Marshal and Staff 
Gove's 12th Regt. Band 
Section, Battery "D" 102nd F. A., M. N. G. 
Leon E. Abbott Post 57, American Legion 
Joseph L. Stevens Post 1240, Veterans of Foreign Wars 
The exercises at the unveiling of the memorial street sign con- 
sisted of: Reading of the Governor's proclamation on Armistice Day 
by Selectman Daniel F. Knowlton; selection, "America," by band; in- 
vocation by Rev. Edson Gould Waterhouse, a member of the American 
Legion; selection, "Marseillaise," by band; three minutes of silence at 
11 A. M.; remarks, Chairman Howard K. Glidden, of the Board of 
Selectmen; presentation of framed copy of resolution to Robert B. 
Hegarty and acceptance by him; presentation of copy of resolution to 
Hiram B. Eastman, father of Harry W. Eastman, who had come from 
his home in Gilmanton Iron Works, N. H., w r ith his four sons to be 
present at the ceremony, and acceptance by him read by his son, Wil- 
liam A. Eastman; unveiling of memorial sign by J. Warren Doherty. 



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of Stevens Post, V. F. W., and Alfred N. Frazier, of Abbott Post 57, 
A. L.; selection, "Boston Commandery March," by band; address, 
Chaplain Robert Campbell, Jr., who was Chaplain of the regiment in 
which Eastman served; sounding of "Taps" by Chief Bugler Ralph H. 
Russell; "Star Spangled Banner," by band; benediction, Rev. E. G. 
Waterhouse. 

The exercises were short but impressive, and were attended by 
a goodly gathering of friends, neighbors and boyhood classmates of 
the young man. 

Grade Crossing Warning Signals 

The Boston & Maine R. R. has requested the Board to sanction 
the use of a new type of railroad crossing signal at all its grade cross- 
ings in Swampscott. The town is fortunate in having but three of these 
crossings, all of them on the Marblehead branch, where there are but 
22 trains in all in both directions during the 24 hours of the day. These 
signals consist of two red lights placed seven feet above the surface of 
the highway and flashing alternately 30 times per minute from the time 
a train approaches within 1500 feet of the crossing until the last car has 
passed the signal itself. The Marblehead Board of Selectmen, we are 
told, have already approved the installation on all but two crossings in 
Marblehead, at which latter the signals would not be possible because 
of switching trains. 

The board has viewed not only a temporary installation in Swamp- 
scott but also one in actual operation in Salem, and is inclined to grant 
the request concerning the Beach Bluff avenue and Bellevue road cross- 
ings. It is not prepared, however, to sanction the installation at the 
Humphrey street crossing at Phillips Beach and the consequent doing 
away with the gates and gate tender there, especially in view of the 
large number of children who must cross there on the way to school. 
The first two crossings named are practically without protection at 
the present time, having no gates or gate tenders. 

Caring for Police Prisoners 

For a great many years persons arrested by the police have, under 
an agreement made by the late Chief Corson, been taken to Lynn and 
cared for at the Lynn Police Station. The town is obliged by law to 
provide a lockup, and an article has been placed in the Warrant for the 
erection of the same. The matter was called to the attention of the 
board by the Mayor of Lynn, and after a conference at his office Mayor 
Ralph S. Bauer gave permission for the continuation of the present 
arrangement until the matter could be brought before the town at the 
annual town meeting. The board feels that the City of Lynn has been 
very generous in this matter, and that the town should in a very short 
time be prepared to care for its own trouble makers. 

Overgrown Hedges 

The board has found it necessary during the past year to call to 
the attention of many property owners that hedges placed along the 
edge of their properties have overgrown so as to encroach upon the 
sidewalks. Lines have been given by the Town Engineer, and in most 
of the cases the hedges have either , been set back or cut back of the 
line. There are many others, however, that have not been brought to 
the attention of the board, and owners of hedges or those proposing to 
set them out. should see that they are set back far enough so that when 
they attain their full growth they will not interfere with those using 
the sidewalks. 

Vacancies Filled 

Following the death of Charles W. Hobbs, a member of the School 
Committee, and the resignation of F. Keeler Rice, Chairman of the 
Board of Library Trustees, who has removed from town, joint conven- 
tions were held with the remaining members of the School Committee 
and of the Library Trustees and Arthur M. Wyman was elected in 



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place of Mr. Hobbs and Dr. Gustavus J. Esselen, Jr., in place of Mr. 
Rice. Both of these elections were for that part of the unexpired terms 
ending with the annual town meeting, at which time the voters will 
have opportunity to confirm these elections for the balance of the 
unexpired term of one year. 

White Way Lights 

The extension of the white way lights along the main thorough- 
fares is a step in the way of progress, and we recommend their con- 
tinuance on Essex street to the railroad bridge and on Humphrey street 
to Phillips corner. 

Cemetery Lots 

There has been an extra or over demand for cemetery lots during 
the year, the amount received being far in excess of any previous year. 
The increased cost, instead of decreasing the demand has increased it. 
Therefore, there is still further need for new lots, and the board recom- 
mends that action looking toward increasing the size of the cemetery 
be taken this year, there being plenty of land in the cemetery takings 
for this extension. 

Wire Inspection 

As the town grows there is need for a more strict inspection of 
installation of electric wires and a system of permits before work can 
be done. The board has had prepared a new By-Law covering wire 
installations, and same will be ready for action by the annual town 

meeting. 

Conclusion 

Your board feels that while the greater part of its work is of 
more or less routine nature, it has had a few perplexing questions 
before it, which it has tried to solve impartially and impersonally for 
the very best interest of the town as a whole. The board has worked 
harmoniously and as a unit, with the result that a unanimous decision 
has been reached in every case, with one single exception. In this 
case a decision to secure a judicial determination of the point in question 
was unanimously agreed upon, and the matter is up for hearing before 
a master early in January. Appended to this report is a resume of the 
administrative work of the department and the budgets submitted by 
the various boards and town officials. 



ADMINISTRATIVE 

Bonds of Town Officers 

Bonds of the following officers are given by the American Surety 
Co.. of New York, in the amounts stated: 

Tames W. Libbv, Town Treasurer $46,000.00 
"Ralph D. Merritt. Collector of Taxes 46,000.00 

The above amounts are set by the State. 
Ralph D. Merritt. Town Clerk 1,000.00 
Ralph D. Merritt. Collector of Water Rates 5.000.00 
George D. R. Durkce. Harold G. Enholm, Charles E. 
Hoderdon. Water Commissioners as Custodians of Sink- 
ing Fund, each 6,000.00 
These bonds were written for a six months' period, as the Sinking 
Fund was paid off in July. 

Licenses 

Auctioneer 

Clifford E. Myers, 61 Morton road. 
Bowling Alley 

James D. Bentley, 217 Burrill street. 



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Express 

William H. Carroll, 148 Burrill street, with Sunday privilege. 
Willis E. Shephard, 645 Humphrey street, with Sunday privilege. 
Harvey H. Beadle, 328 Essex street. 

Swampscott Transportation Co., Beadle Bros., 328 Essex street. 
Arthur R. Chesley, 38 Claremont terrace. 
William A. Dunham, 125 Stetson avenue. 
Millard A. Roberts, 9 Suffolk avenue. 
Thorner's Express, Marblehead. 
Liberato Corriere, 21 Superior street. 
Joseph W. Bruley, 26 Puritan road. 
Emilio Iarrobino, 670 Humphrey street. 
Common Victualers 

Blaisdell Confectionery Co., 131 Humphrey street. 
St. Clair's, Inc., 146 Humphrey street. 

Grant's Cafe, Geo. F. and John S. Grant, 60 and 408-410 Humphrey 
street. 

John A. and Mary Mulligan, Johnny's Lunch, Humphrey street. 
George H. Eaton, 416 Humphrey street. 

Swampscott Women's Exchange, Pauline R. Maxfield, 6 Blaney street, 

transferred to 99 Paradise road. 
Edith Rabinowitz, 156 Humphrey street. 

Lillian A. Little, Gen. Glover Farm Tea House, Salem and Tedesco 
streets. 

Fred M. Eichel, 17 Railroad avenue. 

Nellie A. Carey, 1016 State road. 

Bertha Sherin, 252 Humphrey street (not issued). 

M. Alice Murray, 252 Humphrey street. 

Grover and Grover, 1008 State road. 

Francis G. Wadleigh and Lilla M. Littlefield, Burrill street Pharmacv. 
205 Burrill street. 

Wilfred B. Hobdon, 2 Puritan road. 

Henry E. Fleming, Essex street railroad yard. 

Bruno D. Himberg, Bell-in-Hand, 1 Marshall street. 

Robert B. Hegarty, 357 Essex street. 

Lillian A. Little, Sunbeam Inn, State road. 
Itinerant Vendors (Fireworks) 

E. Stanley Flagg, 430 Humphrey street. 

Charles H. Ketchen, 461 Humphrey street. 
Innholders 

New Ocean House, Inc.. 208 Puritan road. 
E. R. Grabow, Hotel Preston, North Stone road. 
Burt K. Filer, The Arkaven, 80 Humphrey street. 
Catherine J. Wade, Prescott-Cliff, 175 Humphrey street. 
John N. LeVine. Deer Cove Inn, 747 Humphrey street. 
Bessie Sherin, Sherin House, 28 Claremont terrace. 
Antonio and Leila Tuttle Squillari, Hotel Bellevue. 1092 Humphrey 
street. 
Junk Dealers 

Louis Zletz, 26 Cherry street. 
Jacob Goldberg. 26 Elm place. 

Xathan E. Zletz, 26 Elm place, transferred to 91 Eastman avenue. 
Intelligence Office 

Swampscott Women's Exchange, 99 Paradise road. 
Hawkers and Peddlers 

Speros Kolatsonis, Lynn. 

Vincent Albacento, Lynn. 
Used Car Dealer? 

Oceanside Garage. 12 Pine street. 

Jacob W. Cohen. 155 Burrill street. 
Fuel Oil 

Geo. S. Briggs Coal Co.. Columbia street. 



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Dance Studio 

Frances L. Young. 154 Humphrey street. 
Pool Table 

James D. Bentley. 217 Burril! street. 

Joseph F. Crowell, Jr., 424 Humphrey street. 
Taxi 

William H. Carroll. 148 Burrill street. 

Burrill St. Garage. Harry A. Tirrell. 145 Burrill street. 

Joseph W. Bruley. 26 Puritan road. 

John E. Burns. 489 Humphrey street. 

Permits 

The following permits to sell materials to and to do work tor the 
town have been granted to town officials under Section 4. Chapter 5. of 
the town By-Laws: 

Dr. Howard K. Glidden Daniel F. Knowlton 

Horace R. Parker Clarence B. Humphrey 

Dr. Loring Grimes George D. R. Durkee 

Archibald Miller Stuart P. Ellis 

Everett P. Mudge Harry E. Cahoon 

John B. Cahoon * Harold H. Bartol 

John B. Earp Ralph D. Merritt 

Howard L. Hamill Clarence W. Horton 

Frank G. Melvin Willis E. Shephard 

George J. Place Frank H. Bradford 

L. Herbert Cahoon Walter F. Reeves 

C. Walter Burrill 

Board of Survey 

During the year the Board of Survey has approved the following 
plans: Oak road. Cardillo terrace. Plymouth avenue. Duke street. 
Linden avenue extension and Stanley street. 

Traffic Signals. Essex Street 

The board feels that the installation of traffic signals at the junc- 
tion of Burrill and Essex streets is a matter that should shortly be 
considered, especially for the safety of children on their way to school. 
Since the completion of the pavement in Salem continuing that on 
Essex street in Swampscott. the traffic has become very heavy at 
this point. 

THE TOWN BUDGET 

The following are the amounts requested by the various officers, 
boards and committees for the conduct of their departments during the 
year 1929: 

General Govern— en: 

Legislative $550.00 
Selectmen 3.775.00 
Accounting 2.545.00 
Treasury 2.303.00 
Certification of Notes and Bonds 500.00 
Collector of Taxes 3.489.50 
Assessors 4.100.00 
Town Clerk 716.00 
Election and Registration 3,000.00 
Eneineering 6,600.00 
Town Hail 4,000.00 
Town Hall Repairs 1,500.00 
Lav. 1,000.00 
Board of Appeals 250.00 

$34,328.00 



Amount carried forward 



$34,328.00 



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Amount brought forward S34.328.00 

Protection of Persons and Property 

Police 35.470.00 

Fire 39,840.00 

Moth 4,673.00 

Tree Warden 3.540.00 

Forest Warden 200.00 

Special 500.00 

Inspector of Buildings 1,050.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 555.00 

85,828.00 



Health and Sanitation 

Health 8,895.00 

Dental Clinic 1.200.00 

Health Nurse 1.350.00 

Cleaning Beaches 1.256.00 

Refuse and Garbage 12.865.00 

Health Dumps 1.700.00 

Sewer 9.000.00 

Particular Sewers 1.000.00 

Brooks 500.00 



37.766.00 



Highways 

Highway Administration 2,900.00 

Highway 48.800.00 

New Construction 20.000.00 

Seal Coating 6.000.00 

Street Construction 3.000.00 

Street Watering and Oiling 5,500.00 

Sidewalks and Curbing 4,000.00 

Snow and Ice 10.000.00 

New Equipment 5,800.00 

Repairs on Equipment 600.00 

Continuous Sidewalk? 10.000.00 

Lighting Streets 25,729.00 



142.329.00 



Charities 

Public Welfare 9,500.00 

Soldiers' Relief 5,500.00 

State Aid 500.00 

Military Aid _ 700.00 

Pensions 5.677.88 



21.877.88 



Schools and Libraries 

Maintenance of Schools 162.662.00 

Repairs, Hadley, Clarke and Machon Schools 1,800.00 

Development of School Grounds 1.000.00 

Library 6.885.00 



172.347.00 



Amount carried forward $494. 475. 8S 



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Amount brought forward 



$494,475.88 



Recreation and Unclassified 



Hall 



Parks 

Subordinate Officials 
Memorial Day 
Firemen's Memorial Day 
Heat and Light, G. A. R. Ha 
Heat and Light, V. F. W 
District Nurse 
Legion Lease 

Trust Fund Custodian's Bond 

Reserve Fund 

Printing Town Reports 

Insurance 



Cemetery 



$8,500.00 
630.00 
500.00 
200.00 
625.00 
200.00 
300.00 
950.00 
40.00 
5,000.00 
1,500.00 
3.153.15 



Enterprises 



Interest and Maturing Debt 

Interest: 

Loans in Anticipation of Revenue 10,000.00 

General Debt 12,457.50 

Sewer Bonds 7,018.75 

T. B. Hospital Bonds 1,960.00 



Municipal Indebtedness: 
General Debt 
Sewer Bonds 
T. B. Hospital Bonds 

County of Essex: 

Essex Sanatorium Assessment (estimated) 



35,700.00 
15,850.00 
4,000.00 



5.834.29 



Total 



21,598.15 



4,680.00 



31.436.25 

55,550.00 
5,834.29 
S613.574.57 



Respectfully submitted. 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEX. 
R. WYER GREENE. 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON. 

Board of Selectmen. 



TOWN MEETING LAW 

[CHAP. 300.] 

An Act providing for precinct voting, representative town meetings. 

town meeting members, a referendum and a moderator to serve for 

a year in the Town of Swampscott. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. L'pon the acceptance of this act by the town of Swamp- 
scott, as hereinafter provided, the selectmen shall forthwith divide the 
territory thereof into not less than six nor more than twelve voting 
precincts, each of which shall be plainly designated, and shall contain 
approximately an equal number of registered voters. The precincts 
shall be so established as to consist of compact and contiguous territory 
to be bounded, as far as possible, by the center line of known streets and 
ways or by other well defined limits. Their boundaries shall be reviewed 
and. if need be. wholly or partly revised by the selectmen in October, 
once in five years, or in October of any year when so directed by a vote 
of a representative town meeting held not later than September twen- 



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tieth of that year. The selectmen shall, within ten days after any estab- 
lishment or revision of the precincts, file a report of their doings with 
the town clerk, the registrars of voters and the assessors, with a map 
or maps or description of the precincts and the names and residences 
of the registered voters therein. The selectmen shall also cause to be 
posted in the town hall a map or maps or description of the precincts 
as established or revised from time to time, with the names and resi- 
dences of the registered voters therein; and they shall also cause to be 
posted in at least one public place in each precinct a map or description 
of that precinct, with the names and residences of the registered voters 
therein. The division of the town into voting precincts and any revision 
of such precincts shall take effect upon the date of the filing of the 
report thereof by the selectmen with the town clerk. Whenever the 
precincts are established or revised, the town clerk shall forthwith give 
written notice thereof to the state secretary, stating the number and 
designation of the precincts. Meetings of the registered voters of the 
several precincts for elections, for primaries, and for voting upon any 
question to be submitted to all the registered voters of the town, shall 
be held on the same day and at the same hour and at such place or 
places within the town as the selectmen shall in the Warrant for such 
meeting direct. The provisions of the general laws relating to precinct 
voting at elections, so far as the same are not inconsistent with this 
act, shall apply to all elections and primaries in the town upon the 
establishment of voting precincts as hereinbefore provided. 

Sec. 2. The representative town meeting membership shall in 
each precinct consist of the largest number divisible by three which will 
not exceed four per cent, of the registered voters in the precinct. The 
registered voters in every precinct shall, at the first annual town election 
held after the establishment of such precincts, and at the first annual 
town election following any precinct revision, conformably to the laws 
relative to elections not inconsistent with this act, elect by ballot the 
number of registered voters in the precinct, as provided in the first sen- 
tence of this section, to be town meeting members of the town. The 
first third, in the order of votes received, of members so elected shall 
serve three years, the second third in such order shall serve two years, 
and the remaining third in such order shall serve one year, from the 
day of the annual town meeting: in case of a tie vote affecting the 
division into thirds, as aforesaid, the members elected from the precinct 
shall by ballot determine the same: and thereafter, except as is other- 
wise provided herein, at each annual town election the registered voters 
of each precinct shall, in like manner, elect one third of the number of 
elected town meeting members to which that precinct is entitled for the 
term of three years, and shall at such election fill for the unexpired term 
or terms any vacancy or vacancies then existing in the number of town 
meeting members in any such precinct. Upon every revision of the 
precincts the terms of office of all town meeting members from every 
precinct shall cease upon the qualification of their successors, who shall 
be elected at the annual town election held next after such revision. 
The town clerk shall, after every election of town meeting members, 
forthwith notify each such member by mail of his election. 

Sec. 3. Any representative town meeting held under the pro- 
visions of this act, except as otherwise provided herein, shall be limited 
Jlo the voters elected under section two. 

The town clerk shall notify the town meeting members of the time 
and place at which representative town meetings are to be held, the 
notices to be sent by mail at least seven days before the meeting. The 
town meeting members, as aforesaid, shall be the judges of the election 
and qualifications of their members. A majority of the town meeting 
members shall constitute a quorum for doing business: but a less 
number may organize temporarily and may adjourn from time to time. 
All town meetings shall be public. The town meeting members as 
such shall receive no compensation. Subject to such conditions as may 



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be determined from time to time by the members of the representative 
town meeting, any registered voter of the town who is not a town 
meeting member may speak at any representative town meeting, but 
shall not vote. A town meeting member may resign by filing a written 
resignation with the town clerk, and such resignation shall take effect 
on the date of such filing. A town meeting member who removes from 
the town shall cease to be a town meeting member, and a town meeting 
member who removes from the precinct from which he was elected to 
another precinct may serve only until the next annual town meeting. 

Sec. 4. Nomination of candidates for town meeting members 
to be elected under this act shall be made by nomination papers, which 
shall bear no political designation, shall be signed by not less than ten 
voters of the precinct in which the candidate resides, and shall be filed 
with the town clerk at least ten days before the election. No nomina- 
tion papers shall be valid in respect to any candidate whose written 
acceptance is not thereon or attached thereto when filed. 

Sec. 5. The articles in the Warrant for every town meeting, so 
far as they relate to the election of the moderator, town officers and 
town meeting members, and as herein provided, to referenda, and all 
matters to be acted upon and determined by ballot, shall be so acted 
upon and determined by the registered voters of the town in their 
respective precincts. All other articles in the Warrant for any town 
meeting, beginning with the town meeting at which said town meeting 
members are first elected, shall be acted upon and determined exclu- 
sively by town meeting members at a meeting to be held at such time 
and place as shall be set forth by the selectmen in the Warrant for the 
meeting, subject to the referendum provided for by section eight. 

Sec. 6. A moderator shall be elected by ballot at each annual 
town meeting and shall serve as moderator of all town meetings, except 
as otherwise provided by law, until a successor is elected and qualified. 
Nominations for and election of a moderator shall be as in the case of 
other elective town officers, and any vacancy in the office may be filled 
by the town meeting members at a meeting held for that purpose. If 
a moderator is absent, a moderator pro tempore may be elected by the 
town meeting members. 

Sec. 7. Any vacancy in the full number of town meeting mem- 
bers from any precinct may be filled, until the next annual election, by 
the remaining members of the precinct from among the registered 
voters thereof. Upon petition therefor, signed by not less than ten 
town meeting members from the precinct, notice of any vacancy shall 
promptly be given by the town clerk to the remaining members from 
the precinct in which the vacancy or vacancies exist, and he shall call 
a special meeting of such members for the purpose of filling any vacancy. 
He shall cause to be mailed to every such member, not less than five 
days before the time set for the meeting, a notice specifying the object, 
time and place of the meeting. At the said meeting a majority of the 
members from such precinct shall constitute a quorum, and they shall 
elect from their own number a chairman and a clerk. The choice to 
fill any vacancy shall be by ballot and a majority of the votes cast shall 
be required for a choice. The chairman and clerk shall count the ballots 
and shall make a certificate of the choice and forthwith file the same 
with the town clerk, together with a written acceptance by the member 
or members so chosen, who shall thereupon be deemed elected and 
qualified as a town meeting member or members, subject to the right 
of all the town meeting members to judge of the election and qualifica- 
tions of the members as set forth in section three. 

Sec. 8. No vote, except a vote to adjourn or authorizing the bor- 
rowing of money in anticipation of the receipt of taxes for the current 
year, passed at any representative town meeting shall be operative until 
after the expiration of five days, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, 
from the dissolution of the meeting. If, within said five days, a petition, 
signed by not less than two hundred registered voters of the town. 



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containing their names and addresses as they appear on the list of 
registered voters, is filed with the selectmen asking that the question 
or questions involved in such vote be submitted to the registered voters 
of the town at large, then the selectmen, after the expiration of five 
days, shall forthwith call a special meeting for the sole purpose of 
presenting to the registered voters at large the question or questions so 
involved. The polls shall be opened at two o'clock in the afternoon and 
shall be closed not earlier than nine o'clock in the evening and all votes 
upon any questions so submitted shall be taken by ballot, and the check 
list shall be used in the several precinct meetings in the same manner 
as in the election of town officers. The questions so submitted shall be 
determined by vote of the same proportion of voters at large voting 
thereon as would have been required by law of the town meeting mem- 
bers had the question been finally determined at a representative town 
meeting. The questions so submitted shall be stated upon the ballot in 
substantially the same language and form in which they were stated 
when presented to said representative town meeting by the moderator, 
and as appears from the records of said meeting. If such petition is 
not filed within the said period of five days, the vote of the represen- 
tative town meeting shall become operative and effective upon the 
expiration of said period. 

Sec. 9. There shall be a finance committee appointed by the 
moderator from the town meeting members, consisting of one member 
from each precinct, who shall serve during their respective terms as 
town meeting members, and who shall be appointed at the first town 
meeting held after this act becomes operative. To this committee shall 
be referred all questions pertaining to the appropriation or expenditure 
of money, the creation of debt, the disposition of town property and all 
other questions affecting the town, for the purpose of making recom- 
mendations, but this shall not be construed to prohibit the appointment 
of special committees to investigate matters pertaining to the town or 
to execute work authorized by it. This committee shall have the power 
to consult with such departments, officers, employees or committees 
as may have information concerning any matter under consideration, and 
it shall be the dutj r of all departments, officers, employees or committees 
to furnish such information as they possess that may be required by 
said committee. It shall also have the power to examine, in connection 
with any subject under investigation or consideration, all books, vouch- 
ers, papers and all other instruments in the custody or possession of 
any officer, employee or agent of the town. 

Sec. 10. All By-Laws or parts of By-Laws of the town incon- 
sistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. The pro- 
visions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws shall continue to 
apply in the town of Swampscott notwithstanding the provisions of 
this act. 

Sec. 11. The town of Swampscott, after the acceptance of this 
act, shall have the capacity to act through and be bound by its said 
town meeting members who shall, when convened from time to time as 
herein provided, constitute representative town meetings; and such 
representative town meetings shall exercise exclusivel)', so far as will 
conform to the provisions of this act, all powers vested in the municipal 
corporation. Action in conformity with all provisions of law now or 
hereafter applicable to the transaction of town affairs in town meetings 
shall, when taken b}' any representative town meeting in accordance 
with the provisions of this act, have the same force and effect as if 
such action had been taken in a town meeting open to all the voters of 
the town as heretofore organized and conducted. 

Sec. 12. This act shall not abridge the right of the inhabitants of 
the town of Swampscott to hold general meetings, as that right is 
secured to them by the constitution of this commonwealth; nor shall 
this act confer upon any representative town meeting in Swampscott 
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municipal existence or changing its government, without the action 
thereon by the voters of the town at large, using the ballot and the 
check list therefor. 

Sec. 13. This act shall be submitted to the registered voters of 
the town of Swampscott at a special town meeting called for the pur- 
pose. The vote shall be taken in precincts by ballot in accordance with 
the provisions of the general laws, so far as the same shall be applicable, 
in answer to the question, which shall be placed upon the official ballot 
to be used at said meeting: "Shall an act passed by the general court 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, entitled 'An Act pro- 
viding for precinct voting, representative town meetings, town meeting 
members, a referendum and a moderator to serve for a year in the town 
of Swampscott,' be accepted by this town?" So much of this act as 
authorizes its submission to the registered voters of the town of Swamp- 
scott shall take effect upon its passage and the remainder shall take 
effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters voting thereon. 

Sec. 14. If this act is rejected by the registered voters of the town 
of Swampscott when submitted to said voters under section thirteen, 
it may again be submitted for acceptance in like manner from time to 
time to such voters at any annual town meeting or special town meeting 
called for the purpose in said town within three years thereafter, but 
not more than three times in the aggregate. 

Approved April 23, 1927. 
Accepted by Town, May 17, 1927. 



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REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 

Town Counsel 



223 



Board of Selectmen, Swampscott, Mass. 

Gentlemen: — I submit herewith my report as Town Counsel for 
the year 1928. 

The year has been a busy one. Many opinions have been fur- 
nished, hearings and conferences attended and other legal work for 
the town transacted. 

A matter of some importance was the petition for certiorari and 
for mandamus brought by Percival B. Palmer et al against the Board 
of Selectmen, being the first legal question raised relative to the inter- 
pretation of Chapter 300 of the Acts of 1927, which provides for the 
present form of representative town government in Swampscott. 

At a special town meeting of May 10, 1928, there were various 
articles in the Warrant relative to a proposed taking of lands for school 
buildings. Article 6 was an article to see if the town would take the 
Palmer lot at the corner of Salem and Humphrey streets. Article 9 
was to see if the town would take the Hastings lot on Forest avenue. 
Article 24 related to the borrowing of money for the purposes in ques- 
tion. A majority report of the Finance Committee recommended taking 
the Hastings lot. A minority report of the Finance Committee recom- 
mended taking the Palmer lot. After the reports were read, it was 
moved and seconded that the minority report be accepted and their 
recommendations adopted. Thereupon it was moved as an amendment 
to said motion that the majority report be accepted and their recom- 
mendations adopted. The amendment was voted upon and lost. A 
vote was then taken upon the original motion which was carried. 

A petition was filed that the matter be referred to the voters by 
referendum under the provisions of Chapter 300 of the Acts of 1927. 
It then became the duty of the Selectmen to prepare a ballot. Counsel 
for Percival B. Palmer, the owner of the Palmer lot, requested that the 
Selectmen prepare a ballot which should have on it both questions 
namely, the amendment for taking the Hastings lot, which was lost, 
and the original motion for taking the Palmer lot, which was carried. 

After considering the matter carefully, the Selectmen decided that 
there was but one question to be determined and that the only question 
which they had a right to place upon the ballot was the action of the 
town on the original motion taking the Palmer lot. Thereupon Mr. 
Palmer brought two petitions in the Supreme Judicial Court to deter- 
mine the legality of the Selectmen's action. 

A hearing was held before Mr. Justice Sanderson, whose decision 
upheld the Board of Selectmen, stating: 

"I interpret the statute of 1927, Chapter 300, Section 8, to mean 
that the matters submitted to referendum are the final effective votes 
on the measure and not amendments which have been adopted or re- 
jected before the final vote is passed. The motion to amend was in 
the nature of a motion to substitute the recommendation of the majority 
as the matter to be acted upon. I interpret the rejection of this motion 
not as a vote to reject the recommendation in the majority report, but 
as a vote not to substitute that report as the measure to be then voted 
upon." 

Another matter to which a considerable time was devoted was the 
question of the status of the Lynn Sand & Stone Company. On Decem- 
ber 22, 1927, as the result of hearings and investigation, the State Fire 
Marshal issued a refusal to grant any more permits to the Lynn Sand 
& Stone Company to blast within fifty rods of a public street. The Fire 
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*T feci that it is my duty to refuse to grant you any more permits, 
unless the courts should order otherwise, to blast rock until you show 
a disposition to use what I think is a reasonable amount of dynamite 
in a blasting charge, or in other words an amount which will not cause 
a vibration that will interfere with the comfort, home life or welfare of 
the people residing in the vicinity of your quarry." 

The Lynn Sand & Stone Company appealed from this order to the 
Commissioner of Public Safety w r ho, under the statute, has the right to 
approve or revoke orders of the Fire Marshal. At the direction of the 
Selectmen, the Town Counsel appeared before the Commissioner of 
Public Safety to urge that the order of the Fire Marshal be upheld. 
Hearings were held on March 24, March 31, April 7 and June 28 and 
various witnesses examined. On July 6 the Commissioner of Public 
Safety made his decision approving the action of the State Fire Marshal. 

There are now pending several important matters of litigation 
namely : 

The petition of the estate of James Cogswell against the town for 
land damages in connection with the taking of land for cemetery exten- 
sion purposes in 1924. 

Petition of Maria S. Hastings against the town for land damages 
in connection with the taking of land on Forest avenue in 1928. 

Bill in equity by the town against the Knowlton Arms, Inc., to 
determine the validity of a building permit held by the latter. 

Petition for mandamus against Harr}^ E. Hardy, Building Inspector, 
to determine the validity of a building permit issued by him to Knowl- 
ton Arms, Inc. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. D. LINSCOTT. 



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Needs of High School 



Report of Committee on Needs of the Town With Respect to the 

High School. 

At the adjourned annual town meeting of February 27, 1928, it was 
voted that a committee, consisting of one member from each precinct, 
together with the School Committee, be appointed to make an investiga- 
tion of the needs of the town with respect to the High School, and 
report at a subsequent town meeting. 

The following citizens were appointed by the moderator as pre- 
cinct representatives: Messrs. Henry S. Baldwin, Philip E. Bessom, 
Chester A. Brown, H. Allen Durkee, John A. Holmes, John R. Hurl- 
burt and Mrs. Eleanor H. Ingelfinger, who, together with Messrs. 
George E. Mitchell, Rev. John Vannevar, Arthur M. Wyman, Mrs. 
Beatrice Wadleigh and Mrs. Marion Burdett, constitute your committee. 

At the first meeting on November 26 the committee organized 
with H. S. Baldwin, chairman, and Arthur M. Wyman, clerk. Fre- 
quent meetings have been held and inspection has been made of the 
Phillips High School and various modern schools in nearby towns 
and cities. 

Your committee has endeavored to approach the subject from all 
viewpoints impartially, keeping in mind the best interests of the town. 
It is probable that the conclusions reached may be taken as represen- 
tative and would agree substantially with those of any similar group of 
citizens chosen to study and investigate the problem. 

The Superintendent of Schools, Principal of the High School, 
Town Engineer and those citizens who attended the public hearing 
have been helpful and have offered constructive suggestions which have 
been much appreciated. The following report is submitted for your 
consideration: 

Phillips High School 

This school building stands on a lot which was given to the town 
without restrictions and was built in 1893-94, at a cost of about $54,- 
000.00. The location is sightly and the lot has an area of 96,810 sq. ft. 
Approximately 20 per cent, of this, however, cannot be used, owing to 
a steep cliff. The building is about 35 years old and is built of brick 
and wood. In 1915 two wings and a gymnasium were added, with 
fire-proof stairways to the auditorium. The improvements cost $61,500. 

In making the inspection of the building the committee used the 
Columbia system of rating for each room and department, and also for 
the location. From this study it was unanimously agreed that the loca- 
tion is not a suitable one for the present school, and that it is inadequate 
for any future enlargement of the plant. Your committee finds the 
building is not modern, and in some respects is obsolete. 

The Superintendent of Schools recently submitted a brief summary 
of the conditions, going a little more into detail: "The building is 
sadly lacking in modern school facilities. The outstanding features 
being inadequate quarters for the administrative department, the princi- 
pal's office being small and crowded. No toilet facilities for either men 
or women teachers other than those used by pupils. No retiring rooms 
for teachers or emergency room for cases of illness. No library facili- 
ties worthy of mention. The school auditorium is unsafe for school 
entertainments, and in bad need of repair. The gymnasium is too small, 
with very limited opportunity for spectators, and limited locker and 
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facilities and no real opportunity for industrial courses for either boys 
or girls. The manual training and domestic courses rank the poorest 
in the State, while the lunch room facilities are very inferior." 

After visiting modern school buildings in other places and com- 
paring conditions with those of our own High School, which have just 
been described, your committee has reached the unanimous opinion 
i hat Swampscott should have high school equipment that is modern 
and up to date, such as is in use in our neighboring towns. 

A serious objection to the present location on Greenwood avenue 
is the small area of the lot, which gives no opportunity for athletic 
sports and contests, which today are considered an important part of 
High School training. Without modern buildings and facilities which 
are provided in towns of similar size and importance to our own and 
without provision for out-of-door sports, it is clear that the citizens of 
Swampscott are not giving their boys and girls the kind of training to 
which they are entitled. Unfortunately no opportunity seems to offer 
for the immediate use of the present building and lot for school pur- 
poses in case it is abandoned. 

The following table has been prepared to show the capacity of the 
present building and what would be necessary in a new High School. 

Present Building Necessary 

Number of Capacity or Number of Capacity or 

Rooms Size Rooms Size 

Gymnasium 1 56 ft. by 38 ft. 1 66 ft. by 88 ft. 

Library 1 8 1 50 

Study "Hall 2 50 

Auditorium 1 430 1 600-750 

Shops 1 12 2 24 each 

Cooking and Sewing 1 12 2 24 each 
Drawing — 

Mechanical 1 12 30 

Freehand 1 8 1 30 

Science 3 20-21-27 5 2-30 : 3-24 

Bookkeeping 28 1 35 

Typewriting 1 33 2 Zi> each 

Shorthand 1 36 1 30 

Foreign Language 3 27-42-42 3 30 each 

Mathematics 1 42 2 35 each 

Social Studies — in - 

History— Civics 1 48 2 35 each 

English 3 2-42 : 1-38 4 35 each 

Others 2 35 each 

Administrative 2 2 

Rest Rooms 1 3 _ A „ 

Lunch 1 300 pupils 

Before reaching the foregoing conclusion, careful consideration was 
given to the possibility of rebuilding and enlarging the present High 
School and also to the taking of nearby land. 

Any program of reconstruction would presume sufficient area for 
new buildings and extensions, also for an athletic field. 

As already stated the various educational branches and departments 
are not now adequate, modern or even in accordance with the require- 
ments of the statutes in some cases. It might be possible to make 
alterations to the front portion of the building to provide for principal s 
offices and teachers' rooms, but the auditorium, gymnasium, locker 
rooms and toilets in the present building would necessarily remain 
unchanged. • 

Assuming that a new unit or wing could be built from an economic 
Standpoint, we find that the site is not deep enough to permit such unit 
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From the tabulation as to requirements of rooms it appears that it 
is only a matter of a short time before a new unit would be required. 

Your committee has given earnest and careful thought to the possi- 
bility of an addition, but is unanimously opposed to this, owing to the 
limited space which would preclude future development. It is estimated 
that a new unit if it could be built would cost at least $150,000, and the 
original building would not even then be modern, nor would an athletic 
field be possible. In considering the question of an addition, your com- 
mittee realizes that no improvement could be made in the present 
auditorium, which is on the third floor, and little if any in the gymna- 
sium, lockers and gallery. 

It has been suggested that a new plant, capacity 600-700, might be 
erected on or in the vicinity of Phillips Park, where there would be 
ample space (over 15 acres) not only for a modern structure and future 
enlargement, but also for a splendid athletic field suitable for future 
base ball, tennis and other healthy out-of-door amusements, and com- 
petitive games. 

Modern High Schools which the committee has seen are actually 
designed on the basis of a quadrangle, with an auditorium in the middle 
and on the first floor. In this way provision can be made for future 
enlargement of the building, and from our experience with the Phillips 
High School, it will be necessary to look forward for more than thirty- 
five years. 

Fire-proof buildings with an auditorium, suitable gymnasium and 
departments required by modern conditions of education, would cost 
approximately $600.00 per pupil to construct today. 

In considering a new High School the cost of the building would 
probably be from $350,000.00 to $400,000.00, with an additional amount 
of about $10,000.00 for grading and putting the field into proper condi- 
tion. In the opinion of your committee, this is the logical answer to 
the situation, and it is therefore unanimously recommended: 

First: That a High School building committee be created to con- 
sist of the Chairman of the School Committee and four other citizens 
to be appointed by the moderator. 

Second: That the said committee be and hereby is authorized to 
expend an amount not in excess of $2,000.00 for expenses to be in- 
curred by it. 

Third: That said committee be instructed to proceed with the 
selection of a suitable site for a new High School building and author- 
ized, if it deems advisable, to employ an architect to prepare plans and 
estimates for a new building, and to do other work necessary to this end. 

Fourth: That said committee submit to a subsequent town meet- 
ing, as soon as may be, a report on the proposed site, together with 
estimate of cost of the site and a preliminary outline of a new High 
School building, having a capacity of approximately 600 students, to be 
erected thereon, and estimates of cost thereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY S. BALDWIN. Chairman, 

PHILIP E. BESSOM, 

CHESTER A. BROWN. 

MRS. MARION BURDETT. 

H. ALLEN DURKEE. 

JOHN A. HOLMES, 

JOHN R. HURLBURT, 

MRS. ELEANOR H. INGELFINGER, 

GEORGE E. MITCHELL, 

RALPH H. NUTTER, 

REV. JOHN VANNEVAR, 

MRS. BEATRICE WADLEIGH, 

ARTHUR M. WYMAX, 

Committee on High School Needs. 



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Board of Appeals 



During the six months ending June 6, 1928, nine petitions were 
heard, of which six were granted and three denied. The following is 
the resume of these hearings: 



Date 
Jan. 26. 



Jan. 26. 



Petitioner 

Garnett Leather Co. 



Sadie M. (Hayes) 
Aronson 



Feb. 13. Stanbon, Nye & Hill 



March 5. Charles M. Porter 



March 5. Olive T. Draper 



Petition 

To use the building at 80 Puritan 
road as a store house. Decision: 
Denied. 

To erect an apartment house on 
Humphrey street opposite King's 
Beach. Decision: Leave to with- 
draw. 

To build within the set back area 
on Magnolia road and Forest ave- 
nue. Decision: Granted, petitioner 
to build up to 15 feet of street line 
on Magnolia road. 
To build within 15 feet of street line 
of Magnolia road. Decision: Grant- 
ed, main part of foundation to be 19 
feet from the street line. 
To build a private garage on street 
line of Humphrey street, in rear of 
18 Bay View drive. Decision: 
Granted. 

To build garage on street line of 
King street. Decision: Granted. 
To build garage on street line at 11 
Humphrey terrace. Decision: De- 
nied. 

To build a sunroom at 52 King 
street within 3 feet of street line. 
Decision: Granted. 
To build on line of existing houses 
at 18 Bay View drive. Decision: 
Granted, house to set back 10j4 feet 
at center of lot on surrender of per- 
mit for garage on street line of 
Humphrey street. 

On February 22, 1928, James L. Taylor, who had been a member 
of the Board of Appeals since November 11, 1925, and who was also one 
of the original Zoning Committee, died very suddenly at his home, 42 
Thomas road. Suitable resolutions upon his death were adopted and 
signed by the board and spread upon the records. 

On February 24, William O. Titcomb was appointed to fill the 
vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Taylor. 

At the annual Town Meeting five articles, numbered nine to thir- 
teen, in the Warrant, covering changes in the Zoning By-Law, were 
referred to the board, with the request that it present to the adjourned 
Town Meeting a report setting forth its opinion as to the advisability 
of the proposed changes. After full consideration the board submitted 
the following report: 

Articles 9 and 10. The board's unanimous opinion is favorable to 
the articles as being for the best interest of the town. 



April 9. 

April 9. 

April 23. 

May 14. 



Ralph O. Bennett 
Percy Graham 

James Santaro 

Olive T. Draper 



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REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS 



229 



Article 11. With regard to Article 11, the board's opinion is as fol- 
lows: Two members are opposed to any change, while three members 
are in favor of changing to business, excluding apartment houses and 
garages, except private garages for private residences, and that the use 
of any building thereon, except private residences, shall require a permit 
from the Board of Selectmen in accordance with Article 4 of the Zoning 
By-Laws. The board, however, is unanimously in favor of the town 
taking this area for a town park. 

Article 12. The board is unanimously opposed. 

Article 13. Four of the members are opposed and one member is 
in favor. 

Also in the annual town Warrant under Article 16 a committee was 
appointed to study district one, as shown on the zoning map, with a 
view of zoning the territory included therein. This committee, con- 
sisting of the members of the Board of Appeals, with John E. Cunning- 
ham, Arthur Morley and Andrew B. Holmes, have studied the matter 
and submit their report for the consideration of the town, at the next 
special town meeting.* 

Respectfully submitted, 

MAURICE YOZELL, Chairman. 
HENRY A. SADLER. 
CLARENCE E. CAHILL. 
GEORGE M. GLIDDEN. 
WILLIAM O. TITCOMB. 



*This report, recommending that zone 1 be a two family residence 
district with the same restrictions as zone 2, was accepted by the town 
at a meeting held October 3, and an amendment to the Zoning By-Law 
covering the report will be found in the annual Warrant for 1929. 

With the termination of his service on June 6, 1928, Maurice Yozell, 
who had been a member of the board since its inception, for the past 
few years as chairman, declined further service, and Charles W. Mowry 
was appointed in his place. All the other members, Henry A. Sadler, 
George M. Glidden, Clarence E. Cahill and William O. Titcomb, were 
reappointed. The board organized with the choice of Henry A. Sadler 
as chairman and Horace R. Parker, clerk. 

During the six months ending December 31, seven petitions were 
heard, six of which were granted and one denied. 

The following is the resume of these hearings: 

Date Petitioner Petition 

June 25. Frank M. Sanderson To erect a garage within 13 feet o£ 

the street line of Northern avenue. 
Decision: Granted, 12 foot set-back. 
July 23. Anna W. Damsky, To allow buildings to remain within 
9 Erie street set-back area 7 inches and 19 inches 

Jacob Gilberg, respectively. Decision: Granted. 

19 Erie street 

Aug. 27. Gertrude Gross, To allow buildings to remain within 

17 Erie street set-back area 13 inches and 9 inches 

Gertrude Aronson, respectively. Decision: Granted. 
17 Erie street 

Nov. 19. Elisha B. Tinkham To build within the set-back area on 

Bay View drive. Decision: On first 
house, to allow variation only to the 
existing part of the roof; to deny 
the second petition. 

On Friday, November 23, Chairman Henry A. Sadler resigned, but 
as there was no business to come before the board it had not reorgan- 
ized up to the end of the year. On January 14, 1929, George M. Glidden 
was elected chairman of the board. 



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[Dec. 31 



The experiences of the board in the past few months have led it to 
make a hard and fast rule that no variation of the By-Laws will be 
granted, merely as a justification of evasions of the law or to legalize 
something that has been done without regard to the rights of others. 
Most of these evasions of the law have come through contractors, who 
are building to sell, and who have no interest in the town other than 
what they can get out of it. The board does not intend to be used as a 
cat's paw in such instances in the future. 

All civil engineers who are known to be interested in the laying 
out of property in Swampscott have been notified of the requirement 
of the 10 and 20 foot set-back, and that same does not allow any pro- 
jection of the building to come beyond a line 10 or 20 feet back from 
the street line, according to the zone in which the building is to be 
constructed. 

The board has also adopted a rule that all petitioners must submit 
with their petition a plan, drawn to scale, showing the conditions as they 
actually exist as to the building; the exact size of the lot referred to in 
the petition; the distance from each building to the front, side and rear 
lines, and to any other building on the lot; also, where feasible, to 
indicate the distance from the front line to the nearest point of the 
buildings on the adjoining lots on either side. 

The town of Swampscott has adopted Zoning By-Laws, all por- 
tions of the town now being covered in that regard. The function of 
the Board of Appeals is not to set aside any provision of this By-Law 
at will, as seems to be a popular conception of the latitude of the board, 
but to give relief to owners of property where it can be shown that 
undue hardship exists. It will be well, therefore, for prospective build- 
ers to see to it that their engineers keep them well within the law or, 
if this is impossible, that the board be consulted before any work is done. 

The board recommends that the Board of Appeals be authorized to 
have a revision of the By-Laws published in pamphlet form, and that a 
new map, showing the additions to and changes in the present By-Law, 
be published with the same. 

The board further feels that there is not sufficient co-operation in 
the matter of enforcement of the Zoning By-Law to give the town the 
fullest benefit. Without enforcement no law is of any value. The 
board recommends that the Board of Selectmen take such steps as are 
necessary to see that the Zoning By-Law is enforced. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE M. GLIDDEN, Chairman. 
CLARENCE E. CAHILL, 
WILLIAM O. TITCOMB, 
CHARLES W. MOWRY, 

Board of Appeals. 



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231 



Planning Committee 



At the special meeting of April 26th, under Article 7, a committee, 
consisting of Dr. Howard K. Glidden, Chairman of the Board of Select- 
men, Egbert H. Ballard, Guy N. Chamberlin, Robert B. Hegarty and 
Ernest M. Folger were appointed to study the advisability of instituting 
a Planning Board under Chapter 41, Section 70, of the General Laws. 

The board has had a conference with Edward T. Hartman, Con- 
sultant to Planning Boards, Division of Housing and Town Planning, 
and has interviewed many familiar with this work in other towns. It 
is not prepared, however, to make a completed report or recommenda- 
tion at the present time, and recommends that the committee be con- 
tinued and given opportunity for further study of the matter, especially 
in view of the fact that if the U. S. census of 1930 should show that 
Swampscott has a population of more than 10,000 it would be necessary 
under the State law for the town to establish such a board. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, Chairman. 
EGBERT H. BALLARD, 
GUY N. CHAMBERLIN, 
ERNEST M. FOLGER, 
ROBERT B. HEGARTY, 

Planning Committee. 



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[Dec. 31 



Purchasing Committee 



On the recommendation of the Finance Committee at the annual 
Town Meeting, a committee of five, consisting of Dr. Howard K. Glid- 
den. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. William E. Plummer. Frank 
S. Newton, Edwin \Y. Tibbetts and George H. Gray, were appointed 
as a committee to study the subject of the purchase of supplies. 

This committee held several meetings, discussing the matter from 
all angles, and found that the material purchases for a year, including 
everything for all departments, amounted to a little over $68,000. Of 
this, $17,000 was in the school department and a similar amount in the 
water department. In the highway department $12,000. leaving only 
$20,000 to be distributed among all the other departments of the town. 
Of this $68,000, much of it was for material purchased by contract, all 
purchases of $500 or over being made in this manner. Purchases for 
the schools are very largely technical, covering text books and school 
supplies. 

After a thorough study of the subject, the committee has arrived 
at the decision that, at the present time, the creation of the office of 
purchasing agent would be inadvisable, inasmuch as the saving that 
might be made on some minor items would be more than offset by the 
cost of establishing and maintaining a central purchasing agency. 

There are only two features concerning which the committee would 
make any recommendations. The first is the purchase of gasoline, on 
which we recommend that the Board of Selectmen study and bring 
about an equalization of the prices paid for this commodity. The second 
is the purchase of hay and grain, which we recommend be taken up with 
the Surveyor of Highways by the Board of Selectmen. 

Respectfully submitted. 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN. Chairman. 
GEO. H. GRAY. 
FRANK S. NEWTON. 
WILLIAM E. PLUMMER. 
EDWIN W. TIBBETTS. 

Committee on Purchasing. 



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Stable Committee 



At the adjourned annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen, 
Surveyor of Highways and Building Inspector were authorized to 
secure plans and specifications for the construction of a building suitable 
for the needs of the Surveyor of Highways, and the sum of $10,000.00 
was appropriated for the purpose from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

The committee considered the needs of the Highway Department 
and secured plans embodying the ideas collected, but on submitting the 
same to reputable builders found that the cost would be approximately 
$17,000.00. At a special Town Meeting held May 10th it, therefore, 
requested an additional appropriation of $7,000.00. This additional 
amount was rejected by a vote of 52 to 65, and on the recommendation 
of the Finance Committee, the committee was directed to give further 
consideration to the subject and to report at the next annual Town 
Meeting. 

This it has done, and recommends that the sum of $20,000 be ap- 
propriated for the building of a stable according to the plans now in 
the possession of the committee, and that the Board of Selectmen, Sur- 
veyor of Highways and Building Inspector be authorized to erect this 
building on the property owned by the town on Paradise road. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, Chairman. 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTOX. 
MICHAEL J. RYAN, 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Stable Committee. 



234 



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[Dec. 31 



Jury List 

Town of Swampscott — 1929 



In accordance with Section 9 of Chapter 234 of the General Laws, 
the following jury list is published in the annual town report: 



Allen, G. Edwin 


351 


Essex st. 


Manager 


Ash, Charles G. 


56 


Greenwood ave. 


Salesman 


Bailev. J. Brinton 


76 


Redington st. 


Dealer 


Baker, John M. 


32 


Hampden st. 


Engineer 
Clerk 


Bartol, Harold H. 


48 


Beach ave. 


Bassett. Herbert F. 


12 


Banks circle 


Clerk- 


Bean, Everett G. 


44 


Elmwood road 


Merchant 


Bell, Frank M. 


1 


Nason road 


Manager 


Bergin, William P. 


448 


Humphrey st. 


Mechanic 


Biggers, James M. 


80 


Middlesex ave. 


Salesman 


Bishop, Earl P. 


21 


Shaw road 


Engineer 


Blackford. J. Hervey M. 


36 


Maple ave. 


Salesman 


Blaney, Harold C. 


20 


Norfolk ave. 


Florist 


Booma, Scott C. 


100 


Stetson ave. 


Shoe Operator 


Bonrke. Aimee H. 


12 


Ocean View rd. 


Stockkeeper 


Bresnahan, Maurice T. 
Brown, Chester A. 


48 


Humphrey st. 


Banking 


19 


Middlesex ave. 


Architect 


Burgess, Charles V. 


15 


Boynton st. 


Architect 


Burk. Michael F. 


187 


Burrill st. 


Architect 


Burrill, Charles W. 


34 


Maple ave. 


Civil Engineer 


Burrill, Walter E. 


99 


Redington st. 


Real Estate 


Butler. Frank A. 


163 


Redington st. 


Inspector 


Cahill, Clarence E. 


8 


Palmer ave. 


Accountant 


Cary, Ralph H. 


33 


Norfolk ave. 


Salesman 


Caverly, Robert W. 


25 


Fuller ave. 


Manufacturer 


Chatman, William 


20 


Ocean ave. 


Retired 


Coleman. Lewis A. 


6 


Minerva st. 


Millwright 


Condon. Everett E. 


35 


Grant road 


Engineer 


Conner. Clarence H. 


48 


Banks road 


Salesman 


Conrad, Kenneth L. 


99 


Stetson ave. 


Salesman 


Corrow, Thomas 
Critcherson, Guy H. 


14 


Shaw road 


Salesman 


30 


Beach ave. 


Bookkeeper 


Crocker, Louis N. 


142 


Norfolk ave. 


Shoe Cutter 


Curtis, Ralph 
Danforth. Arthur H. 


24 


Bristol ave. 


Electrical contractor 


6 


Maple ave. 


General Electric 


Delano, Clarence B. 


10 


Stone court 


Retired 


Dinan. Henry J. 


208 


Humphrey st. 


Shoe Retailer 


Doughty. Charles S. 


57 


Buena Vista 


Salesman 


Doughty. Harold W. 


15 


Buena Vista 


Hardware Dealer 


Duffett. George 


22 


Crescent st. 


Heel Manufacturer 


Duren, Charles M. 


53 


Beach ave. 


Salesman 


Durkee, Harold A. 


2 


Essex ter. 


Manufacturer 


Durland, J. Harris 


20 


Grant rd. 


Manufacturer 


Ellis. A. Leroy 


11 


Banks road 


Electrical Engineer 


Enholm, Albert 


15 


Mapledale place 


Water worker 


Falkins. Chester L. 


10 


Elmwood rd. 


Chauffeur 


Felch. Harry O. 


42 


Rock ave. 


Shipper 


Finch. Clarence M. 


22 


Thomas road 


Mechanical Engineer 


Foster, George W. 




Estabrook road 


Real Estate 


Fox, John C. 


7 


Fuller ave. 


Investments 



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235 



Goodwin, George E. 
Graham, Earl H. 
Griffin, Hulbert C. 
Halvorson, Hawthorne P. 
Hastings, Abner H. 
Hayes, William E. 
Hebbart, Carl P. 
Holden, Horace G. 
Hutchinson, Frank C. 
Hutchinson, Harry G. 
Ingalls, Granville 
Johnson, Frank E. 
Kitfield, Edward H. 
Knowles, Mahlon G. 
Knowlton, Daniel P. 
Lewis, Gardner L. 
Lewis, Weston K. 
Linden, Fred E. 
Lofmark, Walter 
MacLean, Malcom F. 
Maddock, James R. 
Manchester, William D. 
Marsh, Frank M. 
Mayor, William A. 
McCarty, James E. 
McKennon, Frederick A. 
Melzard, Ralph 
Melzard, Warren P. 
Merchant, John T. 
Monroe, John M. 
Morrison, Frank E. 
Pevear, Selwyn R. 
Place, George J. 
Poor, George T. 
Ray, Walter M. 
Rideout, George F. 
Scheuren, John H. 
Sprague, Charles F. 
Sprague, Lowell E. 
Thomas, Harry B. 
Trafton, Fred A. 
Ulman, Julius A. 
Underwood, Louis E. 
Van Blacom, Frank H. 
Warnock, Philip B. 
Webber, John W. 
Woodbury, Wilbur L. 
Young, Edmund, Jr. 
Young, Howard R. 



60 Beach ave. 

8 Sheridan road 
29 Jessie st. 

42 Rockland st. 
722 Humphrey st. 
71 Millett road 

36 Aspen road 

6 Greenwood ave. 
15 Norfolk ave. 
66 Redington st. 
40 Burrill st. 

18 Andrew road 
121 Elmwood road 
255 Burrill st. 

22 Elmwood road 
1 Bond st. 

22 Woodbine ave. 

9 Hillcrest circle 
523 Humphrey st. 

20 Elmwood road 
4 Farragut road 

17 Greenwood ter. 

42 Essex ave. 

9 Phillips circle 
134 Elmwood road 

47 Beach ave. 

65 Salem st. 

37 Norfolk ave. 
29 Blaney st. 

4 Banks ter. 
28 Bay View ave. 

9 Bradlee ave. 
55 Berkshire st. 

1 Hawthorne road 
49 Beach ave. 

19 Maple ave. 

9 Aycliffe road 
44 Atlantic ave. 
10 Orchard road 
106 Rockland st. 
10 Berkshire st. 
40 Middlesex ave. 
52 Burrill st. 

23 Bay View Drive 

2 Orchard ter. 
131 Walker road 

1 Ellis ter. 
22 Stetson ave. 
9 Orient court 



Cost Estimator 
Clerk 

Manufacturer 

Manager 

Dealer 

Accountant 

Auto Dealer 

Manager 

Shoeworker 

Painter 

Broker 

Retired 

Civil Engineer 

Instructor 

Salesman 

Salesman 

Broker 

Chemist 

Garage 

Salesman 

Sales Agent 

Civil Engineer 

Salesman 

Electrical Engineer 

Radio 

Insurance 

Electrician 

Real Estate 

Manager 

Foreman 

Contractor 

Salesman 

C. P. A. 

Clerk 

Merchant 

Salesman 

Mechanic 

Manufacturer 

Salesman 

Manufacturer 

Superintendent 

Clerk 

Electrical Engineer 

Dealer 

Chemist 

Equipment Engineer 

Salesman 

Clerk 

Merchant 



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[ Dec. 31 



JAMES LEWIS TAYLOR 

Sitting Member of Board of Appeals 
Appointed June 6, 1924 
Died February 22, 1928 



CHARLES WESLEY HOBBS 

Sitting Member of School Committee 
Elected February 21, 1927 
Died July 27, 1928 



WILLIAM EDWARD CARTER 

Selectman Feb. 15, 1916, to Feb. 19, 1919; Feb. 16, 1920, 
to Feb. 20, 1922 
Died August 31, 1928 



OSCAR GEORGE POOR 

Sewer Commissioner, March 19, 1900, to March 17, 1906 
Assessor March 18, 1907, to Feb. 20, 1922 
Died January 4, 1929 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SMITH 

Selectman March 12, 1870, to March 11, 1871 
Died January 19, 1929 



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237 



Town Warrant 

Monday, February 18th, 1929 



Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are di- 
rected to notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott, qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in their respective 
precincts, in said Swampscott, on Monday, the eighteenth day of Feb- 
ruary, at 6 A. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz.: 

At the close of the election the meeting shall adjourn to Monday, 
February 25, 1929, at 7.30 P. M., at the Town Hall. 
Article 1. To choose a Moderator for one (1) year. 
To choose a Town Clerk for one (1) year. 
To choose three members of the Board of Selectmen for one 
(1) year. 

To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 
To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for three 
(3) years. 

To choose a Collector of Taxes for one (1) year. 
To choose two members of the School Committee for three 
(3) years. 

To choose one member of the School Committee for one (1) 

year, to fill vacancy. 
To choose one member of the Board of Public Welfare for 

three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Health for three (3) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Water and Sewerage Board for 
three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Park Commission for three (3) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the Public 
Library for three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the Public 
Lbirary for one (1) year to fill vacancy. 

To choose one Tree Warden for one (1) year. 

To choose three Constables for one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of 
Trust Funds for three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of 
Trust Funds for two (2) years to fill vacancy. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of 
Trust Funds for one (1) year to fill vacancy. 

To choose six (6) representative town meeting members in 
each precinct for three (3) years. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Three for two (2) years, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Four for one (1) year, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Seven for two (2) years, to fill vacancy. 

All to be chosen on one ballot. 
Art. 2. To hear and act on the reports of town officials, boards and 
committees. 



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[Dec. 31 



Art. 3. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Town 
Clerk and Custodian of Trust Funds for the ensuing year. 

Art. 4! To see what action the town will take in relation to salaries 
of town officials for the ensuing year. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money, from time to time, in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 1, 
1929, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, the 
debt or debts incurred thereby to be paid -from the revenue of said 
financial year. 

Art. 6. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations not calling for the appropriation of money as con- 
tained in the annual report of the following officers, boards and com- 
mittees: Committee on Chief of Police, page 168; Board of Appeals, 
page 228; Board of Selectmen, page 210; Planning Committee, page 
231; Purchasing Committee, page 232. 

Art. 7. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations calling for the appropriation, or expenditure of money, 
the creation of a debt, or the disposition of town property as set forth 
in the report of officers, boards, and committees in the annual report as 
follows: Water and Sewerage Board, page 132; Board of Health, page 
136; Health Officer, page 138; Trustees of Public Library, page 151; 
Supt. of Cemetery, page 161; Chief of Police, page 168: Fire Engineers, 
page 175; Surveyor of Highways, page 179; Board of Selectmen, page 
210; Stable Committee, page 233: High School Committee, page 225. 

Art. 8. To see what action the town will take in. relation to the 
appropriation of money for departmental and other expenses as recom- 
mended and set forth on pages 216, 217 and 218 of the annual town 
report- 
Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to permanently surface Franklin 
avenue, from Stetson avenue to Paradise (State) road, with bituminous 
macadam construction, in accordance with specifications approved by the 
Division of Highways of the State Department of Public Works, and 
appropriate or raise money therefor, as petitioned for by Harry W. 
Stanley et als. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote that sufficient money be appro- 
priated to provide for hard surfacing Puritan avenue and Puritan Park, 
from Puritan road to Atlantic road, and Atlantic road from Atlantic 
avenue to Puritan avenue, as petitioned for by Angus H. MacDonald 
et als. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote that Puritan road, from the 
westerly intersection with Humphrey street to the way to the beach 
at the easterly end of Whale's Beach, be reshaped and surfaced, and 
appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the Surveyor of High- 
ways. 

Art. 12. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
appropriation or raising of money for permanent street construction. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to request the Board of Select- 
men to change the lines of Bay View avenue and Gedar Hill terrace 
for the purpose of increasing the width of these ways at their northerly 
junction, and appropriate money therefor. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will vote to blast out the ledge which 
extends out on the sidewalk, on the southern side of Crescent street, a 
distance of about 25 feet, and appropriate therefor the sum of $250.00, 
as petitioned for by Ernest Corrado et als. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will vote to widen a section of Buena 
Vista street, a distance of about 300 feet, easterly, starting at a point 
near Crescent street, and appropriate or raise money therefor, as peti- 
tioned for by Ernest Corrado et als. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will vote to build a catch basin on Puritan 
road and drain through the way to the beach at the easterly end of 



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239 



Whale's Beach, for the purpose of caring for surface water on Puritan 
road, and appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the Surveyor 
of Highways. 

Art. 17. To see if the town will vote that a catch basin be built to 
drain land on Cherry street, at the corner of Hillside avenue, and appro- 
priate money therefor, as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Art. 18. To see if the town will vote to lay a drain to care for sur- 
face drainage which accumulates on Humphrey street at and near the 
corner of Forest avenue, and appropriate or raise money therefor, as 
petitioned for by Wilmot R. Hastings et als. 

Art. i9. To see if the town will vote to instruct the Surveyor of 
Highways to build a manhole and construct a gate in the outlet to 
Palmer's pond for the purpose of keeping said outlet clear, and appro- 
priate money therefor. 

Art. 20. To see if the town will vote to lay a drain to care for sur- 
face water from Aspen road, and appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 21. To see if the town will accept as a public way the following 
described way as located and laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and 
appropriate money therefor: as petitioned for by the School Committee: 

Beginning at a point situated on the southerly line of Orchard road, 
said point being the point of reverse curve: thence curving to the left 
with a radius of 154.70 feet, for a distance of 100.86 feet: thence running 
S 76-39-20 W for a distance of 30.00 feet; thence curving to the left with 
a radius of 200.00 feet, for a distance of 44.05 feet to the land formerly 
of Maria S. Hastings recently taken by eminent domain by the town of 
Swampscott; thence N 62-43-50 W by said land formerly of Maria S. 
Hastings for a distance of 59.26 feet; thence curving to the right with 
a radius of 250.00 feet for a distance of 90.65 feet: thence X 76-39-20 E 
for a distance of 30.00 feet: thence curving to the left with a radius of 
24.00 feet, for a distance of 42.81 feet, to the southerly line of Orchard 
road: thence easterly along said southerly line, for a distance of 134.05 
feet to the point of beginning. 

Art. 22. To see if the town will vote to accept Lewis road as laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan made by 
W. W. Pratt. Town Engineer, dated January. 1929, and appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by S. Perry Congdon et als. 

Art. 23. To see if the town will vote to accept Prospect avenue as 
laid out on a plan made by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated Jan- 
uary, 1929, and appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by Ernest 
C. Sherburne et als. 

Art. 24. To see if the town will vote to accept Xason road as laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan drawn by 
W. W. Pratt. Town Engineer, dated January. 1929. and appropriate 
or raise money therefor, as petitioned for by Frank E. Falkins et als. 

Art. 25. To see if the town will vote to accept Cedar road as laid out 
by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan drawn by W. W. 
Pratt. Town Engineer, dated January. 1929. and appropriate or raise 
money therefor, as petitioned for by Frank E. Falkins et als. 

Art. 26. To see if the town will vote to accept Stanley road as laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan made by 
W. W. Pratt. Town Engineer, dated January. 1929. and appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by William D. Rowe et als. 

Art. 27. To see if the town will vote to accept Francis road as laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan made by W. 
W. Pratt. Town Engineer, dated January. 1929. and appropriate money 
therefor, as petitioned for by Arthur S. Putnam et als. 

Art. 28. To see if the town will vote to accept Oceanview road as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan made by 
W. W. Pratt. Town Engineer, dated January. 1929. and appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by Henry James Connell et als. 

Art. 29. To see if the town will vote to accept Bay View Drive as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan made by 



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W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated January, 1929, and appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by Caroline R. T. Hobbs et als. 

Art. 30. To see if the town will vote to extend the trunk line sewer 
to Salem street and Beach Bluff avenue, approximately 5300 feet, and 
appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the Water and Sew- 
erage Board. 

Art. 31. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Phillips 
avenue, from Estabrook road to Stanwood road, a distance of 1100 feet, 
and appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Art. 32. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Bradlee 
avenue and Atlantic avenue (southwesterly) from Ocean avenue, a dis- 
tance of 1965 feet, and appropriate money therefor, as recommended 
by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Art. 33. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Hum- 
phrey street and Ocean avenue, a distance of 450 feet, and appropriate 
money therefor, as recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Art. 34. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Bristol 
avenue for a distance of approximately 400 feet from Stetson avenue, 
and appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Art. 35. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in the 
following named streets: — Sargent road and Prospect avenue, a distance 
of approximately 400 feet from Aspen road, and appropriate money 
therefor, as recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Art. 36. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Barn- 
stable street for a distance of approximately 225 feet from Stetson ave- 
nue, and appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Art. 37. To see if the town will vote to lay sewer pipes in the way 
laid out by the Selectmen and described in article number twenty-one, 
and appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by the School Com- 
mittee. 

Art. 38. To see if the town will vote to extend the King's Brook 
Culvert from the railroad to Essex street, a distance of 1250 feet, and 
appropriate jnoney therefor, as recommended by the Water and Sew- 
erage Board. 

Art. 39. To see if the town will vote to lay a six inch water main 
in Duke street, from Stetson avenue, a distance of about 400 feet, and to 
appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by James H. Sisk et als. 

Art. 40. To see if the town will vote to la}- a six inch water main in 
Plymouth avenue from the end of the main now laid in said avenue, a 
distance of about 250 feet, and to appropriate money therefor, as peti- 
tioned for by James H. Sisk et als. 

Art. 41. To see if the town will vote to install a water main on a new 
street to be known as Hoover road, for a distance of about 500 feet 
northerly from Forest avenue, and appropriate money therefor, as 
petitioned for by F. E. Morrison et als. 

Art. 42. To see if the town will vote to lay water pipes in the way 
laid out by the Selectmen and described in article number twenty-one 
of this Warrant, and appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by 
the School Committee. 

Art. 43. To see if the town will vote to place a fire alarm box near 
the corner of Kensington lane and Lewis road and appropriate money 
therefor as petitioned for by S. Perry Congdon et als. 

Art. 44. To see if the town will vote to place a fire alarm box near 
the corner of Humphrey street and Harrison avenue and appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by William J. Hayward et als. 

Art. 45. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen and the Chief of Police to make a contract for the erection 
of a buildiner near, or as an addition to, the present police station, with 
accommodations for the care and detention of persons arrested by the 
police department, and appropriate money therefor. 



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Art. 46. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law 
by changing from a general residence to a business district the area 
included between Humphrey street and the sea and Cliffside avenue 
and Blaney (Fisherman's) beach, so that the said area shall then be 
subject to the provisions of Article IV of said Zoning By-Law, as 
petitioned for by Ellen M. Wardwell et als. 

Art. 47. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law 
by changing the word "district" to "districts" and inserting the numeral 
"1" and the word "and" between the word "district" and the numeral 
"2" wherever "district 2" appears in the Zoning By-Law, so that the 
By-Law as amended will then read as follows: 

ARTICLE II 
General Residence District 
In districts 1 and 2, except as herein otherwise provided no building 
shall be used, and no building shall be erected or altered which is .in- 
tended or designed to be used for a store or shop, or for manufacturing 
or commercial purposes, or any other purpose except one or more of 
the following: 

1. Residence for not more than two families. 

2. Boarding, rooming, or lodging house. 

3. Church. 

4. Public school or other municipal building. 

5. Private school, library, museum, or other building of an educa- 
tional character. 

6. Club, except a club which carries on a business or is in the nature 
of a business. 

7. Park, playground, or community purpose. 

8. Farm, market garden, nursery or greenhouse. 

9. Private garage to be used by the occupants or owners of the 
premises, except that space in the same for not more than two cars 
may be rented. 

10. Private stable with provision for not more than two horses. 

11. Such accessory purposes as are customarily incident to the fore- 
going purposes, and are not injurious to a neighborhood as a place of 
residence, but such accessory purposes shall not include any business, 
industry, trade, manufacturing or commercial purpose. 

ARTICLE IV 
Business Districts 
In those areas in Districts 1 and 2 and indicated on the accompanying 
map in solid black, buildings may be used for business purposes pro- 
vided that, in each case, after a public hearing of which fourteen days' 
notice shall be given in such manner as the Board of Selectmen may 
prescribe, said board shall determine that the purpose for which the 
building is sought to be used will not be substantially detrimental to 
the use of property in the vicinity thereof. 

ARTICLE VII 
Setback Distance in General Residence District 
In Districts 1 and 2 no new buildings except those described in 
Article 4 shall be constructed and no building shall be altered, enlarged, 
extended, reconstructed, raised, or moved so that any part thereof, 
except steps, shall be located nearer than ten feet to any street line. 

And to further amend Article I by inserting between the word viz.. 
and the numeral 2, the following: "1. General Residence District," so 
that said Article I shall then read as follows: 

ARTICLE I 
Authorization and Division 
By virtue and in pursuance of the powers delegated by Section 25 to 
Section 33, inclusive, of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, the town of 



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Swampscott is divided into the following districts, viz., 1, General Resi- 
dence District; 2, General Residence District; 3, Single Residence Dis- 
trict. 

And to further amend Article VI by adding a second paragraph 
reading as follows: "A zoning map of district 1, prepared by W. W. 
Pratt, Town Engineer, dated January, 1929, bearing the signatures of 
the committee under whose direction the district has been laid out, is 
declared to be a part of this By-Law." 

Art. 48. To see if the town will vote to appoint a committee, con- 
sisting of one town meeting member from each precinct, to be named 
from the floor, to investigate the matter of taking of land on Black 
Wills Cliff, between Humphrey street and the ocean, and King's beach 
and Blaney's beach, for park or public purposes, with instructions to 
report at a later town meeting during the present vear, as petitioned 
for by Henry S. Baldwin et als. 

Art. 49. To see if the town will vote to appoint a committee to in- 
vestigate the needs of a new Town Hall and report at the adjourned 
town meeting, as petitioned for by Frank E. Morrison et als. 

Art. 50. To see if the town will vote to construct a vault at the Town 
Hall, and appropriate or raise money for the same. 

Art. 51. To see if the town will vote that sufficient money be appro- 
priated for supplying oil and employing other methods to reduce the 
mosquito breeding in Palmer's pond and surrounding marshes, as peti- 
tioned for by Angus H. MacDonald et als. 

Art. 52. To see if the town will vote to increase the salaries of the 
members of the Water and Sewerage Board to the same amount as re- 
ceived by the Selectmen, as recommended by the Water and Sewerage 
Board. 

Art. 53. To see if the town will vote to increase the pay of the 
captains in the Police Department two hundred dollars ($200) per year, 
and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for by Edward 
Tillotson et als. 

Art. 54. To see if the town will vote to transfer the following unex- 
pended balances to the Emergency Sewer fund: Walker road sewer, 
$1,208.03; Franklin avenue sewer, $5,851.36; Fuller avenue sewer, $605.97, 
and Eastern Intercepting sewer, $9.06, as recommended by the Water 
and Sewerage Board. 

Art. 55. To see if the town will vote to transfer the sum of $801.90 
from the account of Redington Street School to the account of new 
Palmer School for the preliminary work of the committee appointed 
to construct said school. 

Art. 56. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
SI 000 for the observance of the Fourth of July, 

Art. 57. To see if the town will vote to observe the Massachusetts 
Bay Tercentenary during the summer of 1929, and appropriate money 
therefor. 

Art. 58. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$163.97 for the purpose of paying the final estimate of Contractor P. J. 
McDermott for work done in Swampscott cemetery during the year 1927. 

Art. 59. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$4,755. or such sum as may be assessed by the County Commissioners, 
as the town's proportion of the deficit caused by the closing of the 
Tremont Trust Co. in 1921, when and if authorized by the Legislature. 

Art. 60. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $400.00 each 
year for the purpose of heating and lighting the American Legion, Leon 
E. Abbott Post quarters, as petitioned for by Richard H. McNamara 
et als. 

Art. 61. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $200 for 
the expenses of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in properly celebrating 
Memorial Day. as petitioned for by Franklin H. Keating et als. 

Art. 62. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or otherwise, under 
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by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may be 
necessary for any or all of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing 
articles. 

The polls will close at 6 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an attested 
copy thereof at the Town Hall, the post offices, at least one public and 
conspicuous place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the imme- 
diate vicinity of each railroad station in the town, seven days before 
the dav appointed for said meeting. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meet- 
ing aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this eighteenth day of January. A. D. 1929. 
A true copy. Attest: 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE. 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD. Constable. 



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Index 



Reports of Departments and Committees 



Animals, Inspector of 
Appropriations Recommended 
Assessors 
Board of Appeals 
Building Inspector 
By-Laws Approved 
Cemetery, Superintendent of 
Dental Clinic 
Election, Town 
Election, National and State 
Finance Committee. Reports of 
Fire Engineers 
Forest Warden 
Health, Board of 
Health Officer 
Health Nurse 

High School, Committee on 
Highway Surveyor 
Jury List .... 
Library, Trustees of 
Milk Inspector 
Moth Superintendent 
Park Commissioners 
Planning Committee 
Plumbing, Inspector of 
Police .... 
Primaries, Presidential 
Primaries, State 
Public Welfare 
Purchasing Committee 
Selectmen, Board of 
School Attendance 
School Committee 
School Costs 
Stable Committee 
Town Accountant 
Town Clerk's Records 
Town Clerk's Statistics . 
Town Committees Appointed 
Town Counsel . 
Town Engineer 
Town Meeting Law 
Town Meeting Members 
Town Officers Appointed 
Town Officers Elected 
Town Warrant. February 20, 1928 
Town Warrant, April 3, 1928 
Town Warrant. April 26, 1928 
Town Warrant, May 10, 1928 
Town Warrant, June 5, 1928 
Town Warrant, October 3, 1928 
Town Warrant, November 14, 1928 
Town Warrant, February 18, 1929 

Tree Warden 

Water and Sewerage Board 
Weights and Measures 
Wires, Inspector of . 



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Financial Reports 

Page 

Accountant's Department ISO 

Assessors' Department 1S5 

Balance Sheets 102-115-208-209 

Borrowing Capacity 159 

Cemetery 204 

Collector of Taxes 162-185 

County Tax 206 

Dental Clinic 193 

Eastern Intercepting Sewer 205 

Election and Registration 18o 

Engineering Department ......... 187 

Fire Department 188 

Forest Warden 190 

Health Department 191 

Highway Department 194 

Interest and Maturing Debt ........ 20'> 

Law Department . . . 18o 

Legislative 184 

Liabilities 148-155 

Library 200 

Memorial Day 202 

Metropolitan Assessments 206 

Moth Extermination 189 

Notes Payable 154 

Park Department 201 

Police Department 188 

Printing Town Reports 202 

Public Welfare 198 

School Department 199 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 189 

Selectmen's Department 184 

Sewer Department 192 

Sewer Maintenance and Operation ...... 192 

Sewer Notes and Bonds . . . . . . . . 155 

State Aid : 198 

State Audit 89-105 

State Tax 206 

Statistics (1886-1928) 147 

Street Lighting 195 

Town Clerk's Department 18<> 

Town Debt 159 

Town Hall Department 187 

Transfers 40-183-206 

Treasurer's Report 153 

Treasurer's Department 185 

Treasurer's Receipts 180 

Tree Warden 189 

Trust Funds 160 

Valuation 148 

Water Bonds and Notes 155 

Water Debt 130 

Water Debt Sinking Fund 130 

Water Department 204 



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